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Tain town centre £112K project aims to help Easter Ross town's coronavirus bounce back push

By Hector MacKenzie

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Cllr Fiona Robertson: 'Recovery'.
Cllr Fiona Robertson: 'Recovery'.

WORK on an Easter Ross town's public car park will play a part in helping the local economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.

That's the hope of councillors as a £112, 500 Tain public car park project gets under way.

The Town Centre Fund project for Highland Council centres on King Street in Tain and includes the construction of sandstone walls in locally sourced stone.

The local authority says the "transformational" has already started with main contractor McGregor Construction Ltd having already installed foundations to enable stone masons, AB Masonry of Nairn, to begin the sandstone walls this week.

McGregor Construction are now digging out the site for new kerbing and footways and have also commenced work on the steps between the upper and lower car park. After that, the car park will be resurfaced and lined.

Councillor Fiona Robertson, of the Easter Ross area committee, said: “It's great to see work under way at King Street car park which will greatly improve our parking facilities available in Tain for locals and visitors. The new car park will help to welcome people back into Tain to shop and visit and help boost the local economy as we move forward in the recovery from the pandemic.”

This is one of a number of projects being delivered by Highland Council that the local authority is marking in its #HighlandRoadsRecovery campaign featured on social media.

The local authority is telling the public how to report damage to Highland Council-maintained roads and pavements – including potholes. This can be done by using the online forms on the Council’s website at www.highland.gov.uk/report

People are invited to follow the progress being made on #HighlandRoadsRecovery @HighlandCouncil on Twitter and www.facebook.com/highlandcouncil

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