Highlands & Islands

Go-ahead for further quarry work near Contin

Plans have been approved to quarry more than three million tonnes of rock over the next 25 years from near Contin in the Highlands.

Achilty Quarry will extend operations at the existing site after identifying further reserves.

Highland Council's Ross, Skye and Lochaber planning committee have approved the planned work.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) recommended tree planting as part of land restoration work.

It said the area included ancient woodland.

Highland Council received five objections which raise concerns about dust and noise pollution.

The quarry, owned by Leiths, employs nine workers and supplies rock for construction projects in the Highlands.

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