Highlands & Islands

Kinlochleven zip wire attraction proposed

Zip wire Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Two pairs of two zip lines have been proposed

Planning permission has been sought for a "zip wire experience" in the west Highlands.

Two zip line routes have been proposed for a site at Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

One of the lines would be 1,050m long and the second would be 1,470m long and end on a pontoon in Loch Leven with a boat ride back to shore.

The visitor attraction has been proposed by Jahama Highland Estates, part of a group of companies that own the Lochaber Smelter near Fort William.

Getting to the attraction would involve transfers by electric bus.

Image copyright Horner and Maclennan Landscape Architects
Image caption Two zip line routes have been proposed
Image copyright Horner and Maclennan Landscape Architects
Image caption The lines would take people over Loch Leven

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

Jahama Highland Estates owns a total of more than 114,000 acres (46,134 ha) of land around Fort William, Kinlochleven and Laggan.