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03 September 2014
Flatworms add £100,000 to cost of school improvements

The discovery of non-native New Zealand flatworms on land marked for an extension to Cromarty Primary School has raised the estimated cost of the project by £100,000. Earth removed from the site cannot be reused for gardening or building purposes and will have to be otherwise disposed of.

The projected cost is already over-budget due to the additional costs of land purchase and inflation caused by delays. The anticipated £750,000 overspend for the extension and refurbishment of Cromarty Primary — taking the cost from £2million to £2.75million — was reported to a meeting of Highland Council’s adult and children’s services committee last Thursday.

Further information can be found in last week's North Star and this morning's Press and Journal.