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Artist's impressions released of new Inverness prison

Artist's impression of new prison Image copyright SPS

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has released an artist's impression of its planned new prison for Inverness.

SPS has proposed building a new Inverness prison on a site behind the Inverness Retail Park on the A96.

The site, which is also close to the Inverness Campus, had not previously been available to SPS. A site at Milton of Leys was considered last year.

The new HMP Highland would replace 115-year-old Inverness Prison, which is near Inverness city centre.

It is one of the smallest and oldest jails in Scotland.

A planning application for the new prison will be submitted to Highland Council at a later date.

Tom Fox, of SPS, said modern prisons were designed to be "more contemporary" and "less oppressive".

Image copyright SPS
Image copyright SPS

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