The constituency MSP for the Black Isle has welcomed an announcement that construction work will start next month on a new multi-million-pound care home for the area.
Earlier this week Kate Forbes MSP met with Parklands managing director Ron Taylor at the site on Ness Road in Fortrose.
The 40-bed £4 million facility is due to open in spring next year, and is expected to create up to 50 FTE jobs.
Kate Forbes MSP said: “There is no doubt that the Black Isle needs a care home.
“Too often, older people have to move to Inverness in order to get residential care.
“After a challenging start, I am so pleased that there is finally going to be a care home in Fortrose.”
Ron Taylor, Parklands managing director, added: “I was pleased to welcome Kate Forbes MSP to the site of our Fortrose care home.
“She has been a keen supporter of the project and of the need to invest in care facilities for older people in the region.
“We are very excited about the prospect of starting work on the site in the next few weeks, one of two new care facilities we are building in the Highlands over the next two years.”