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Bhlaraidh Wind Farm

SSE’s Open4Business Supply Chain Event
Wednesday 4th November, 10am-2pm

In advance of main construction beginning at the Bhlaraidh wind farm in Spring 2016, SSE Renewables, along with SSE’s Open4Business team and our principal contractors, would like to invite local businesses to attend our forthcoming Open4Business Supply Chain drop-in event:

Date: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: from 10am- 2pm (drop-in at any time)
Venue: Glenmoriston Millennium Hall, Invermoriston

Construction of the 32 turbine Bhlaraidh project, located on the Glenmoriston Estate north-west of Invermoriston in the Great Glen, is expected to bring significant local benefits to the Great Glen area including direct and in-direct employment and a total community fund worth £160,000 per annum. The event will provide attendees with further information on the types of opportunities that may arise for local businesses through the construction of the project.

Representatives from SSE’s Renewables, our principal contractor RJ McLeod and SSE’s Open4Business team will be on hand to answer any questions on the day. Businesses of all kinds are encouraged to attend, from accommodation suppliers to local tradesmen, to find out about contracts that may arise throughout construction.

If you have any questions or would like further information on the event, please call me on 0141 224 7569 or email:

Further information on the Bhlaraidh project can be found at: For further information on SSE’s Open4Business online procurement portal please visit:

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kirstanne Land
SSE Community Liaison Manager

Around Loch Ness Freeads

Around Loch Ness Freeads “NEW”

New site where you can buy, sell, recycle or give it away.
Around Loch Ness classified ads
Welcome to Around Loch Ness classified ads. We aim to encourage local recycling and reuse of resources to help cut down on landfill. You have to register to place an ad.

Keeping it local!

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Free Office Equipment to a good cause?

Free furniture

One of our site offices is closing and there is quality office furniture being made available. Perhaps you know of a new charity that’s setting up a new office, a small business that needs some new furniture or community projects that might benefit? This opportunity would really would be an instant office for free.

The equipment would need to be removed reasonably quickly (by 24th September), preferably picked up by the new owner.

Quantity/description below. The office is at Dores road.

Item Quantity
Tables 7
Wooden chairs with blue fabric 14
Tall Filing Cabinet (4 drawer) 3
Desk Chairs 12
Desks 11
Small Filing Drawers (wooden 3 drawer) 2
Tall wooden shelves 2

Neil Anderson
Transmission Land and Communities Team
M: 07500 912506
Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ

Loch gu loch swimrun 26 September

Race Start at Castle Urquhart Saturday Sept 26th 07:30

Loch Ness will be one of five lochs competitors will be asked to swim

Loch Ness will be one of five lochs competitors will be asked to swim

A new competition inspired by the Swedish sport of swimrun will be held in the Highlands this month.

In Sweden, the event involves swimming between islands and running across them.

Loch Gu Loch Swimrun Scotland will ask competitors to complete 13 swims and seven runs in and around the Great Glen on 26 September.

The swims will be done on five lochs – Ness, Duntelchaig, Ceo Glais, Mhor and Tarff.

The finish line will be in Fort Augustus on Loch Ness.

In total, the entrants will be expected to complete 8k of swimming and 47k of running.

Alzheimer Scotland 2015 Memory Walk

Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk

Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk 2014 Information Sheet Hello and a warm welcome to the Alzheimer Scotland 2015 Inverness Memory Walk! The idea behind this event is for families to come together and make memories with their loved ones, while raising funds to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland.

Find out more


Glenlia back track closure

Project – Glenlia Back track Repairs

On the evening of Friday 11th September for the weekend, Neil Fergusson (Local Plant Contractor) has been contracted by Glenlia Residents Community Association to repair the second half of the Genlia back track from Glenlila garages to Fechlin House. The track will not be accessible during this time.

It is with huge thanks to the generosity of RJMcleod for supplying us through Willie Fraser(local contractor) a staggering total of 80 tonnes of Type 1 scalping’s that this project can finally be completed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but trust you will all agree it is a job in need of doing prior to the winter weather and will be of great benefit to all who use it.

Glenlia Residents Community Association

R J Mcleod Thank you

RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd

R J McLeod (Contractors) Ltd
Civil Engineering
McLeod House,
Dingwall Business Park,
Ross-shire IV15 9XB


Loch Ness marathon volunteers

Marathon on Sunday 27th September.

Two willing volunteers are required to road Marshall / manage the road closure at the B862/B852 from 9.30am to approx. 10.45am
Any other volunteers would be most welcome at the various water and energy stations along the way from Whitebridge to Inverfarigag.

Each volunteer will be helping to raise funds for the following five local community groups –

Stratherrick Primary School Parent Council
Boleskine Community Care Group
Foyers Primary School Parent council
Foyers Tenants and Residents Association
Stratherrick First Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides Units

Volunteers also needed to help at the start 8am – 10.30am

please contact Paula at by Thursday 3rd September if you are able to help.

Green Home Energy Week

Green Home Energy Week

5-13 September

Around 30 Highlands and Islands properties from the Green Homes Network will be taking part in this year’s Green Home Energy Week 5-13 September. In just over a week inspirational homeowners are opening their doors to share and chat about their energy efficiency experiences. We hope you can make it along to a home near you and share this with your networks. To find out more about the open homes and events in your area go to

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