Site Manager George Johnstone is back on familiar ground with Tulloch Homes’ new Kirkhill development.
After working as a carpenter at Black Isle View, the company’s previous Kirkhill development which was sold eight years ago, he is back in the village in his first role as Site Manager.
Mr Johnstone oversees a team of 22 working on the Â£ 22million Highland View development of 70 homes.
The first six homes will be completed by the end of next month, with four of the homes already booked.
âWe are very pleased with the progress made with the drainage and infrastructure well advanced and the first six houses under construction,â he said.
âIt’s good to see off-plan homes here – and there will certainly be some spectacular firth views for the occupants of the first phase of 10 homes that we aim to complete in November.
âI took over as Site Manager in the later stages of our Broomhill, Muir of Ord development and brought it to fruition – but it’s very satisfying to start this one from scratch and build on my 25 years of experience with Tulloch.
âWe have a good team here to roll out the phases over the next two years. No less than 52 of the houses will be bungalows, a fairly unique and attractive feature. The location is attractive at a time when the pandemic is making more and more people want to live in the countryside. “
He added: “The walks in the woods and cycle paths near Highland View will be extremely attractive to homebuyers.”
A Shinty man, he played for his hometown of Inverness for 20 years, then coached the Shinty team at Dalneigh Primary School.
Research shows that the development, located 7 miles from Inverness, caters to the aspirations of those who want a ‘country’ vibe while not being too far from the city.
Jo McLaren, Director of Sales and Marketing for Tulloch Homes, said: âSince the pandemic, people are always looking for additional space around their homes, which we are able to provide in Kirkhill.
“Rural life hasn’t been so popular for decades and Kirkhill will take care of the market which doesn’t want to live too close to Inverness, but want all of the city’s services to be close at hand.”