Project Overview

An investment project is currently underway in Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire to upgrade the water main to ensure that Drumnadrochit ‘s water network can support the village’s growth and continue to serve our existing customers. 

The improvement is valued at over £450k and the investment will ensure current and future customers continue to receive a reliable supply of clear, fresh, and great-tasting drinking water.

Scottish Water's alliance partner, Mackenzie, is delivering the project on behalf of Scottish Water.


What We Are Doing

Work will commence early Spring 2021. 

The work is to be delivered in two Phases 

Phase 1 will commence in early Spring 2021and will involve the upgrade of approx. 360 meters of water main following the A831 near Kirkmichael. This section of work should last for 4 months (approx.).

Our team will work hard to keep any traffic delays and disruption to a minimum.  We will also be carrying out investigation work to prepare Phase 2  of the water main upgrade which will follow later.

Phase 2 will involve a further 710 metres of upgrade through the centre of Drumnadrochit, including a river crossing and is expected to start in Autumn 2021 and will last 6 months approx.

There will be some local traffic disruption and we would like to reassure the local community that we have done and will continue to do all we can to help minimise any disruption where possible. 

Work is expected to be completed by late Spring 2022

Why We Are Doing This

There has been significant development in Drumnadrochit in recent years, with further development ongoing and at various stages in the planning process. This improvement project will ensure that Drumnadrochit’s water network can support the village’s growth and continue to serve our existing customers.