Dedicated website will update public on council’s property projects

The new Highland Council website will provide useful information and progress reports on education and property projects.

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A new website and social media campaign spearheaded by the Highland Council will keep the public up to date on the local authority’s completed, ongoing and future building and property projects.

Members of the public will be able to easily view and track the progress of the re-profiled capital programme’s education, housing, and property projects across the region by accessing the website at www.highland.gov.uk/buildingourfuturehighland and through social media platforms using the #BuildingOurFutureHighland hashtag.

The dedicated webpage will make use of an interactive Google map to showcase the scale and progress of works across the region and the social media hashtag will help users to quickly locate relevant press releases, photographs, videos and other engaging content for projects.

Chairman of the housing and property committee, Caol and Mallaig councillor, Ben Thompson, said: ‘I would encourage anyone interested in the development of our housing, property and schools to utilise this new campaign and keep informed on the progress of works in Highland. This will hopefully become a regular and useful tool for communities to use so they can follow current and future projects happening in their area.

‘Investment in the council’s estate will make a significant contribution to our economic recovery across Highland. It is especially great to see progress on housing developments which will greatly benefit local communities, especially in the more rural and island areas.’

Education projects are also included in the campaign portfolio with the chair of the education committee, Councillor John Finlayson saying: ‘A key priority is the ongoing addition to and the refurbishment and improvement of the council’s large school estate, which includes over 200 settings.

‘We are working hard to recover from the impact of the pandemic to deliver an excellent learning and modern environment for students across Highland. I am delighted that parents, key stakeholders and the wider public will now be able to follow this large body of work online and I look forward to seeing the progress being made with the varied works in our many settings.’

As projects near completion, both the webpage and map will be updated and promoted to the public through the Council’s social media channels using #BuildingOurFutureHighland.