Family visit new Dingwall housing development named in honour of their father

The Highland Council has welcomed the family of the late Joe Yates to view the completed housing development in Dingwall that bears his name.

Family visit new Dingwall housing development named in honour of their father

Joe Yates' family

Joe Yates Court consists of six new flats for rent by the council, forming part of the Scottish Government’s More Homes newbuild target, and funded by the Scottish Government and the Highland Council.

Mr Yates family were very pleased with the result. After a tour of the development, they said: “The legacy lives on. Dad was part of Dingwall and now Dingwall is part of him. Dingwall was in Dads heart and now he will forever be in the heart of Dingwall. He would be so proud and glad his name belongs to beautiful flats that will be home to people in Dingwall.”

Local councillor Margaret Paterson, who knew Joe well, added: “It must have been very emotional for the family but at the same time very proud that the beautiful flats have his name. Joe was known and loved by everyone and his name will never be forgotten. He was a legend and one of Dingwall’s beloved sons.”

The flats have been built to an exceptional standard by Ark Estates with O’Brien Homes.

Willie Gray, managing director of Ark Estates, commented: “We were delighted to recently have the family of Joe Yates visit the new flatted development in Dingwall. Joe Yates Court was aptly named after a real Dingwall character and good guy and it was an absolute pleasure to have Joe’s family visit and to receive their approval.

“Delivering this much-needed new high-quality housing for the Highland Council and to see how well it has been received in the town and by Joe’s family makes an already worthwhile project even more satisfying for all concerned.”

All the flats have been allocated and tenants hope to move in shortly.

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