Councillors have today approved a new 5 star luxury resort near Ben Nevis.
Forestry Commission Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have produced a plan for Leanachan, Fort William, next to Ben Nevis. which will include a £25 million visits resort and world class 5 star hotel low impact alternative tourist accommodation and a campsite.
Ben Lennon, Forest Enterprise Scotland’s district manager for Lochaber, said the masterplan gave a “structured way forward” for development around the forest.
He said: “The area being proposed is fantastic and would be a big draw to all visitors who love dramatic landscapes and outdoor activities.”
Scott Dingwall, head of regional development for Lochaber Skye and Wester Ross at HIE, said: “We have been working with Forest Enterprise Scotland to explore the further opportunities that Leanachan Forest offers.
“The approval of the masterplan provides further clarity as to the development potential of the area from a planning perspective, and is a key element in presenting the opportunity to the market.”