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PICTURES: Work starts to make Highland capital's High Street more pedestrian and cyclist friendly

By Andrew Dixon

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WORK to declutter the Highland capital's High Street got under way this week.

The £34,510 project is aimed at improving the "environmental aesthetics" and to make a better pedestrian/cyclist experience by having fewer obstacles, according to Highland Council.

It includes taking away some bollard and light poles as well as refurbishing some benches.

A council spokeswoman said: "The removal of extraneous street furniture and restoration of paved surfaces will improve the amenity of the area and thus deliver public benefit."

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