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Revived yard 'worth 65m' a year

Nigg oil yard
Wind turbine hubs at Nigg oil yard in Easter Ross

A master plan to guide redevelopment of a former oil yard has estimated its revival could be worth between 60m and 65m a year to the Highlands economy.

Highland Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise commissioned the plan for Nigg in Easter Ross.

It said turning the site into a "multi-user industrial facility" could provide an average of 800-850 jobs over the next 15-20 years.

Bids to revive have been frustrated by a disagreement between Nigg's owners.

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