New homes in Dingwall named after local stalwart

The Highland Council is looking forward to welcoming tenants to their new homes in the heart of Dingwall at the recently completed Joe Yates Court development, named after one of the town’s greatest characters.

New homes in Dingwall named after local stalwart

Councillor Margaret Paterson (centre) and Cllr Angela Maclean (right) view the newly completed homes at Joe Yates Court in Dingwall

The six, one-bedroom flats have been designed by Trail Architects and local developer Ark Estates along with O’Brien Properties, Torrance Partnership, Ramsay & Chalmers and CDMM.

After delayed starts due to COVID-19, the team are delighted to complete this development and bring much needed affordable housing into Dingwall town centre.

Local councillors Margaret Paterson and Angela Maclean visited the site for a sneak peek prior to handover.

Cllr Margaret Paterson said: “Joe Yates was a dearly loved resident of Dingwall. He was involved in various groups in the Town over many years. The Dingwall Fireman’s Club, Dingwall Highland Games, Dingwall Gala week and other groups. He was very popular as Compere of The Highland Fling which was a Ceilidh that was loved by Local folk as well as many visitors to the Town. Everybody loved Joe – he was a real character – a legend and one of Dingwall’s beloved sons.

“I was absolutely delighted to see rounds the flats and I was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship. Six people will be so happy to be moving into their new home especially when they see how bright and modern they are.”

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