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Council engineering team receives prestigious design award

Issued: 18 Nov 2010

Tribute has been paid to the winning Council design team who won the prestigious Saltire Society Award for civil engineering design.

Councillor John Laing, Chairman of TEC Services presented the trophy at the start of The Highland Council's TEC Services Committee to the team from Osprey House, Alness.

The winning entry was the A830 Arisaig to Loch nan Uamh Improvement, which was opened in April, last year, was managed by The Highland Council's Project Design Unit in Alness on behalf of Transport Scotland and was built by Morrison Construction.

Councillor John Laing, Chairman of The Highland Council's Transport Environment and Community Services Committee, said: "I am delighted at this good news and this reflects the exceptionally hard work put into the project by the Council's Project Design Unit based in Alness as well as the efforts of the Contractor, Morrison Construction."

Council Leader Michael Foxley added: "I am delighted with this award, which reflects great work by our engineers. The local community representatives, community councils, former councillor Charlie King and I had a great working relationship with the engineers to get this superb road built."

© 2010 Highland Public Services Partnership.
Project part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the INTERREG IIIB Northern Periphery Programme