Highlands & Islands

Conon Bridge pub demolition appeal turned down

An appeal against a council's refusal to approve plans to demolish a long-established pub in Ross-shire and build flats on the site has been turned down.

The Drouthy Duck is believed to be the oldest building in Conon Bridge.

Highland Council refused a planning application setting out the proposal to pull it down.

Businessman George Nixon appealed to the Scottish government, but a reporter appointed to look into the matter has dismissed his request.

Customers raised a petition to save the pub in the village High Street, which was used as an office by famous Scottish engineer Thomas Telford in the early 1800s.

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