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Highland Council set to end some street lamp turn offs

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Street lights in a number of communities have been dimmed, or turned off

A local authority is expected to end trials of turning off every second street light in communities selected for the money saving project.

In a report to councillors, Highland Council officers said the scheme had raised concerns about road safety.

For a number of years the council has been experimenting with ways of reducing its £2m annual electricity bill for its 50,000 street lights.

Trials involving LED lights and dimming other lamps are expected to continue.

Highland Council's transport, environmental and community services committee is due to discuss the trials later.

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