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Dounreay to be subject of PhD research project

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image captionThe first of Dounreay's buildings were constructed in the 1950s

A student has been appointed to examine the impact of the Dounreay nuclear complex on the north of Scotland in a new academic research project.

Linda Ross, from Tain, has secured the three-year PhD studentship.

She will look at what effects the experimental nuclear power site has had on nearby Thurso and surrounding areas.

Established in the 1950s, Dounreay's buildings - including its landmark sphere - are being demolished and the site cleaned up.

The PhD is a collaborative doctoral partnership between Historic Environment Scotland and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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