Highland Council will be one of the beneficiaries from an additional £10 million of Scottish Government funding to help cover the cost of road repairs following the extended wintry weather.
 
Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Kate Forbes hailed the news – which is on top of the recent £4 million which Transport Scotland released to address urgent maintenance issues on trunk roads such as the A82 and A87.
 
The Scottish Government's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said that the distribution of the new additional £10 million funding will be agreed with COSLA.
 
Kate Forbes MSP said: "Over the last few months, the roads in the Highlands have become progressively worse.
 
"There are sections which are downright dangerous in Skye, Lochaber, Badenoch and Dingwall and the Black Isle.

Roadworks will be carried out at Breakish between 7 May to 8 June.

BEAR Scotland will be carrying out drainage and verge improvements on the A87 trunk road.

The works cover the final phase of ongoing improvements to the drainage system in Breakish with associated provision of a hardened verge, starting at the Old Church House and ending 5-10 metres into the Sleat/Armadale junction, directly opposite the existing footway.

The works are provisionally programmed for between May and June and will be carried out between 7am to 5pm daily.

Constructions will be carried out under temporary traffic lights with single lane closure.  

 

Plans have been submitted for a luxury ecological resort in Portree.

The site on Struan Road could be home to 27 pods surrounding a hub.  

Plans have been submitted by Mr Garton Jones and his wife, Miranda, who currently own Uig bunkhouse, The Cow Shed.

Mr Garton Jones told The Skye Times that the inspiration came from the resorts in the Caribbean and Thailand.  "Very often, you have one hub building for the reception area, restaurant and bar, and your room is a little thatched cottage.  That's the feel we're trying to create," he said.  Mr Garton Jones said it was likely the bar would be open to the public.