Group’s ticket office plan gets go-ahead
A community group on the Black Isle has secured planning permission for the first phase of ambitious proposals to transform a former ticket office.
Highland Council planners have approved a bid to bring the long-closed terminal in North Kessock back into use.
The £100,000 first stage of the project will involve reinstating the public toilets at the site and turning the former ticket office into a community space.
The group also has a longer term £600,000 vision to create a tourist attraction based around a wildlife viewing area aimed at bringing in dolphin spotters.
The ticket office has been owned by Highland Council but a process is under way to transfer it to the North Kessock Ticket Office Project group for a nominal fee of £1.
An artist’s impression of the ticket office project