Highlands & Islands

Scotland's Housing Expo secures £198,000

Scotland's Housing Expo properties
Image caption The expo properties were opened to the public in August last year

Councillors have approved a request from Scotland's Housing Expo for £198,000.

Highland Council, one of the event's main backers, said this was part of £266,000 it has given the expo in Inverness over the last three years.

The properties were opened to the public during August 2010 before being offered for sale.

Figures released by the local authority in January showed the project made an operating loss of £198,000.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise provided £70,000 in funding.

The figures published earlier this year also showed the expo led to £457,000 being spent in the local economy.

The organisation and running of the project supported 28 full-time jobs with related earnings income of £543,000.

Construction activity on the site supported 240 full-time jobs, 14 apprenticeships and generated £5.8m in associated direct income and spend during the building phase, the figures said.

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