Highlands & Islands

Hotel on derelict former Inverness pool site

Former swimming baths site Image copyright Richard Dorrell/Geograph
Image caption The site has been derelict for almost two decades

Plans for a 175-bedroom hotel on derelict land that once housed Inverness's swimming baths have been given the go-ahead.

The site on the banks of the River Ness, near the city centre, has been empty for almost 20 years.

It has been derelict since the closure of the Glebe Street Swimming Pool.

Dutch development company Vastint Hospitality has been granted planning permission by Highland Council's south planning applications committee.

Once built, the hotel would be operated by the Mariott hotel chain.

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