Highlands & Islands

Approval suggested for new course at Scottish Open venue

The eighth green at Castle Stuart Golf Links
Image caption The new course would be laid out near to the existing championship links course at Castle Stuart

Highland councillors have been asked to approve plans for a second championship golf course at Scottish Open venue Castle Stuart, near Inverness.

Full planning permission has been sought for the new 18-hole course on the shores of the Moray Firth.

Highland Council planning officers have recommended that next week's south planning applications committee grant permission.

The club has been asked to include measures to protect wildlife.

These include the building of an artificial dune ridge to help prevent activity on the course from disturbing birds.

The new course would be laid out over two years close to the existing championship links course.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites