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Stoer school in Sutherland no longer for sale after Highland Council withdraws it from market

By Caroline McMorran

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Highland Council has done a dramatic U-turn over the sale of a redundant Sutherland primary school.

The authority had put the 125-year-old Stoer school on the open market with offers over £160,000 invited.

Stoer school has been taken off the market. Picture: Alan Reid -geograph.org.uk/p/4468419
Stoer school has been taken off the market. Picture: Alan Reid -geograph.org.uk/p/4468419

It even went so far as to hold an open day for potential purchasers last Tuesday.

A schedule stated that the building offered the potential to be "converted into an impressive dwelling or tourism related business".

But the stone-built property has now been withdrawn from sale following accusations that the council had 'gone back on its word' by not first offering it first to the community.

A Highland Council spokesman said: "Following discussion with the local development trust, the council has withdrawn the property from the market to consider options including affordable housing."

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