The MOD has revealed that it is less than happy with the proposed development of Whiteness Head due to the possibility of the live firing range having to curtail activities at Fort George.
The proposed development at Whiteness Head includes a marina that would see increased boating activity near or around the firing range. Highland Council have already given the go ahead for planning permission but it would seem the MOD are unhappy with subsequent negotiations with regard to the frequency with which it might have to close its firing range.
Although the development at Whiteness Head seems to be on hold at the present time, the owners have continued to clear the land.
Nairn sailing club has recently enjoyed some weekend use of the lagoon at Whiteness for dinghy sailing.