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Highland Ski Area opens on earliest date for 13 years

Following persistent early snowfall skiers and snowboarders will be able to take to the slopes of Nevis Range, Fort William, in the  Outdoor Capital of the UK, this weekend (Saturday 4 and Sunday 5  December), two weeks earlier than scheduled and the ski area’s  earliest season opening for thirteen years. Snow has been falling on […]

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Software discount vouchers for Downloadbuyer.com

We have posted voucher codes for Downloadbuyer.com, who offer instant download for all their products; the voucher code at the bottom of each description gives you 10% off the products. Net Nanny™ 6.0 Which provides Internet Safety. Much more important than how it works, is that you know that Net Nanny does work. You have […]

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Fort William Underwater Centre Recognition

Long held as the gold standard for international diver training, the Underwater Centre in Fort William has recently been recognised. The British Accreditation Council, which is responsible for oversight on further and higher education in Britain, has accredited the Underwater Centre’s Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROV training programme. The recent accreditation is considered critical as […]

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Fort William Historic Sites See Rise

Historic Scotland has just released figures showing that several of Scotland’s historic attractions have had a visitor increase in 2009 as compared with 2008. Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle were the leaders, with each seeing nearly 7% growth in visitor numbers from a year ago. However, Skara Brae, Iona Abbey and Fort William all saw […]

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Lochaber High School to get facelift

13 September 2009 Fort William Lochaber High School, which is the second biggest secondary education facility in the Highlands, is now receiving a major facelift. Work is underway on Phase I (a £7.9million refurbishment), part of a larger £15million project. Head teacher Jim Sutherland said, “It is an exciting time to be at Lochaber High […]

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£20 mil Energy Plant to be built in Lochaber

13 September 2009 Fort William It was recently announced that planners are working to locate a £20 million wood-fired energy plant in Lochaber, designed to cover the electrical needs of the region. Northern Energy Developments Ltd, based in Dumfries, has received planning consent for two Argyll plants, and has filed the necessary papers with the […]

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Fort William Buildings Earmarked for Refurbishment

18 September 2009 Fort William Many buildings in the Lochaber area are set for refurbishment as signs of economic stability and stimulation return to the region. Some of the most noteworth buildings include the old Fort William High School, reported on in our news 13 September, the former NHS clinic in Caol, and the Nevis […]

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A82 closure abandoned 28 August 09

TRANSPORT Scotland (TS) has bowed to public opinion on a controversial plan to close the A82 at Fort William for major road repairs and postponed the work until next year. TS had planned to shut the A82 over a 3km stretch from Seafield south to Heron Bay from 8pm to 6.30am, except Friday and Saturday, […]

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