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New centre in Wick to 'rejuvenate' Caithness

Site of new centre. Pic; Pulteneytown People's Project
Image caption Members of Pulteneytown People's Project at the centre site

Construction work has started on a new £3.4m community centre for Wick.

Pulteneytown People's Project, the organisation behind the new building, said it would "rejuvenate" the east side of Caithness.

It is being built on Huddart Street by local firms and is scheduled to be completed in February 2012.

Project chairman Grant Ramsay said the centre would offer services and activities for adults and children while also creating new jobs.

Dumfries-shire born architect and engineer Thomas Telford laid out Wick's Pulteneytown area in the 1800s.

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