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Achiltibuie Schoolhouse to become affordable housing

Schoolhouse in Achiltibuie Image copyright HSCHT
Image caption The schoolhouse is to be converted into flats

A disused schoolhouse is to be converted to help provide affordable housing in a part of Wester Ross where there is a shortage of low-cost homes.

Two flats will be constructed within the building in Achiltibuie in Coigach.

The project is being led by Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and Coigach Community Development Company.

The two organisations have secured funding for the project from the Scottish government, The Nationwide Foundation and Highland Council.

Coigach Community Development Company said: "This is really good news for Coigach.

"This funding means work can now start on the old Achiltibuie Schoolhouse and we'll soon have two new flats to rent in the community.

"Lack of affordable housing is a real problem here and even just two new households will make a big difference for the better."

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