Monday, July 22, 2019
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Dunvegan Police Station is likely to be retained, following feedback from the local community.

Buildings in Broadford, Dunvegan and Lochboisdale were the subject of national and local consultations as part of the Police Scotland Estate Strategy.

Work has been ongoing with local communities and partner agencies to identify the best future use of these buildings, since the outcome of the consultation was reported to the Scottish Police Authority in April this year.

It has been proposed that both Dunvegan and Lochboisdale should be retained.  Police say both these buildings could be subject to further review if circumstances change.

Broadford was a service point within a local authority building and has not been used for several years. A working group has been set up to develop a new model for Police Scotland representation locally.

Chief Superintendent George Macdonald, Highlands and Islands Divisional Commander, said: "In line with the commitment from the Scottish Police Authority, we have consulted with the communities where we were proposing the disposal of the four separate properties across the Highlands and Islands.

"In two of these areas, namely Lochboisdale and Dunvegan, due to challenges linked to identifying alternative accommodation, changes to operational demands and feedback from those local communities, we are proposing to retain these assets with the option of review at some point in the future should circumstances change.

"I believe this demonstrates our commitment locally to listen and respond to our communities in order to provide the best policing service possible."

 

 

 

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