New £5m train station to be built at Inverness Airport
The scheme was approved by Highland councillors after decades of discussions.
A train station will be built at Inverness Airport after more than a decade of discussions.
The £5m scheme was approved by Highland councillors at a meeting on Tuesday morning.
Work is expected to begin on a platform later this year at Dalcross on the Inverness to Aberdeen line and it could open by the end of 2018.
The Highlands and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership is behind the plan.
Inverness Airport's runway recently underwent a £1.4m revamp intended to extend its lifespan by 20 years.
A £1.2m taxiway extension was also constructed to link the main runway to the Inverness Airport Business Park.