Road closures in Sutherland and Ross-shire
26th June 2019
Several road closures are required for Network Rail, British Telecom and Muir of Ord Gala.
Network Rail maintenance works will require the U3103 Dunrobin Glen Road for 100m either side of Golspie Tower Rail Bridge to be closed from 08:00 on Monday 01/07/2019 until 22:00 on Wednesday 10/07/2019
To avoid the road closure an alternative route will be available via - U3116 Sibell Road, A9 Trunk Road, U3140 Nursery Road and the U3166 Backies Road.
To allow British Telecom Engineers to work safely in an underground structure, all traffic apart from emergency services will be prohibited from a section of the U1891 Kildary-Brenachie Road from the entrance to the property know as ‘Morven' to a point northward of the property known as ‘White Lodge' for a distance of around 200 metres.
This road closure will come into force at 09.30 on Monday 29th July 2019 and will remain in effect until 15:30 on Wednesday 31st July 2019.
An alternative route will be available via the C1059 Pitmaduthie - Heathmount - Tain Road - U1885 Newfield Logie Road - A9(Trunk) and this will be signed. Pedestrian and emergency access will always be maintained.
Muir of Ord Gala will also require a road closure of the A862 Ardullie - Dingwall - Beauly - Inverness Road commencing at its junction with the A832 Cromarty - Fortrose - Tore - Muir - Ord - Moy Bridge Road and extending southwards to its junction with the U3001 Tarradale Gardens, for approximately 450m from 18:00 on Saturday 27th July 2019 and will remain in force until 20:30 on the same day. Pedestrian and emergency access will always be maintained.
An alternative route will be available via the B9169 Muir of Ord - Leanaig - Culbokie - Shoreton Road & the A832 Cromarty - Fortrose - Tore - Muir - Ord - Moy Bridge Road and this will be signed.
Highland Council's Trading Standards Team is urging consumers to check whether their tumble dryer is covered by a nation-wide product recall. Safety concerns affect a wide range of models and the manufacturer is offering a brand new machine at no cost to replace the problem items.
The Highland Council is supporting this year's Challenge Poverty Week, which runs from 7-13 October 2019. The Scotland-wide campaign led by the Poverty Alliance is designed to raise awareness that poverty exists in Scotland and restricts people's ability to take part in society.
The Highland Council has once again been alerted to a Council Tax scam whereby scammers are cold calling and claiming that the resident is due a council tax refund or can have their Council Tax band reassessed upon payment of £150. Council Tax bands are determined by the Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer who is independent from the Highland Council.
Motorists are being advised that in the interests of public safety during the Loch Ness Marathon, River Ness 10k Race and River Ness 5k Fun Run charity events taking place this Sunday 6th October 2019, various roads temporary closures and restrictions will be in place. The Infirmary Bridge in Inverness will also be closed to pedestrians and cyclists on Sunday 6th October from 09:00 to 17:00.
The Highland Council has welcomed the announcement that it is to receive nearly £1.3m from the Scottish Crown Estate out of a total of £7.5m which was the net revenue from the marine assets in the 0-12 nautical mile zone for the year 2017-2018. Following the recent devolution of the management of the Crown Estate, this is the first year under these new arrangements which will enable coastal local authorities to fund coastal community benefit across the region.
Wickers are being given the chance to help transform their High Street into a more vibrant, accessible and a welcoming place for everyone to spend time in, as part of the Town Centre Regeneration. The Wick Street Design project is being delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council and Local Councillors.
The Highland Council is taking the opportunity during Recycle Week 2019 to encourage Highland households and businesses to do their bit and remember to recycle as much as they can. Recycle Week (23- 29 September 2019) is the annual awareness week coordinated by Zero Waste Scotland, aiming to get everyone recycling more by raising awareness of the benefits and promoting easy ways to do more.
Consumer complaints about second-hand cars have topped the complaints "league table" in Scotland for many years. Common problems include mechanical issues, misdescribed cars and history.
Changes to a number of Polling Districts and Polling Places in the Highlands were agreed yesterday (Thursday 5 September 2019) at the meeting of The Highland Council. Members approved a new Scheme of Polling Districts and Polling Places that will be in place for the next four years.
As part of The Highland Council's Redesign, the Council has announced two further appointments to new posts of Executive Chief Officer (ECO). Stuart Black, Director of Development and Infrastructure, will take up the post of ECO for Transformation and Economy at the end of the month.
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