Highlands & Islands

Work begins on new rentable homes in Fort William

Work has begun on a project to turn a former medical centre in Fort William into accommodation for rent.

Highland Council is working with Lochaber Housing Association on the £1.6m project involving the Belhaven Ward, which closed in 2013.

It will take 12 months to redevelop the site.

The Scottish government is helping to fund the work and Highland Small Communities Housing Trust is project managing the scheme.

Five wheelchair-accessible bungalows are to the be created and eight flats.

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