Inverness school children kick off construction at historic Midmills site

Two aspiring young builders joined experts from Robertson Northern to help lay the first bricks on a new block of homes in Midmills, Inverness.

The firm has begun works to transform the area into a development of 31 affordable apartments as part of its £3.6 million contract with Highland Council.

To mark the start of construction, Andy Young and Steven Baikie welcomed two local Primary 3 schoolchildren from Crown Primary School, Logan Balfour and Aroush Iqbalto to the site to help lay the first blocks.

Frank Reid, managing director at Robertson Northern, said: “Marking the start of construction on the Midmills site is an iconic moment for Robertson Northern and for the local community in Inverness. The works here will breathe new life into the area and will provide much-needed high-quality housing as well as community facilities.

“This is just the start of the works to this area – there are plans for the wider Midmills area, which will help to reinvigorate this historic and desirable area of Inverness.”

The site at Midmills will boast 31 apartments creating sought-after affordable housing in the local area. These will be available via Highland Council for rent in 2018.

The work at Midmills started in November and is expected to be complete by December next year.

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