Well it's hard to believe that it's July already. Time is shooting past. It's been a busy summer so far and the Eriboll Harbour project has been taking up a great deal of my time along with Bard Terrace.
Bard Terrace is very nearly completed bar a few minor bits and pieces, external paint and a garden tidy. Albyn Housing have agreed to act as the letting agents and hope to have it advertised soon. I have to say it's looking really good inside and all the tradesmen involved have made a smashing job of it. Well done guys. The house received a good energy rating and has since benefitted from new double glazed units all round, some additional loft insulation and photo voltaic roof panels (free energy for the eventual tenant ! ) so it should be a really cheap place to run. It's also got electric heating as well as an open fire with back boiler and radiators. Look out for the adverts..........
The Eriboll Harbour project has been under the microscope with SKS Scotland looking at the potential revenue and viability of the project. Their work continues for another couple of weeks but the results are starting to show some positive signs. I'll post the results on the website when we have them in full.
Meetings, meetings, meetings........there certainly has been a lot of meetings since my last blog. Crown Estates, Highland Small Communities Housing Trust, HIE, SKS Scotland x's many and yesterday I met Steve Barron, the Chief Exec of Highland Council along with Councillors Hugh Morrison and George Farlow. It's really nice to say that this collection of meetings have all been positive, inspiring and productive. Think I've earned my salary this month !
Neil is a director, formally a Local Development Officer for the Durness Development Group.