Open Day At the New Drumnadrochit Health Centre, Loch Ness

Villagers got a chance for a look behind the scenes as the finishing touches are put to our spanking brand new Drumnadrochit Health Centre. It is a wonderful example of fine architecture and design – from the heated wooden floors to the low energy LED lighting, spacious naturally lit rooms and a biomass boiler heating system (you can click on any photo for a full scale version).

The new entrance to the Drumnadrochit Health Centre
The new entrance to the Drumnadrochit Health Centre

The new centre has more than enough space to cope with the existing population of Drumnadrochit, Lewiston, Milton and the outlying communities. However, plans are already on the drawing board for increased housing at the village and this new facility has a full length roof space, pre-trussed and ready to be easily converted into more accommodation as needed.

 

Entrance area
Inside the entrance area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking in from entrance hall
Looking in from entrance hall

 

 

 

 

 

reception desk
Reception desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great use of modern low energy lighting
Great use of modern low energy lighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking into consulting rooms from reception

 

 

 

 

 

Looking in to the waiting area from recption
Looking in to the waiting area from reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful high ceilings give space & light
Beautiful high ceilings give space & light

 

The spacious and light waiting area
The spacious and light waiting area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The modern eco-friendly biomass heating plant
The modern eco-friendly biomass heating plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

The car park - very spacious and room for bikes and maybe a bus stop too?!
The car park – very spacious and room for bikes and maybe a bus stop too?!

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful views surround the new centre
Beautiful views surround the new centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a link to our old Surgery. It has served the community very well over many years but is now just too small with no possibility for incorporating modern medical advances. But we are all more than grateful for its years of good service.

If you are interested to read more about the biomass heating system, here is a link to an article with more photos inside the boiler house and the centre.

Also, while the ground was being dug in preparation for the new health centre, archaeologists uncovered a Bronze Age Cist Burial Site. You can read about that amazing discovery here.

 

 

 

 

Many thanks – as ever – to Nessie on the Net, Scotland’s Top Award Winning Loch Ness Monster Website – for hosting this blog. It’s “More Than Monstrous!”www.lochness.co.uk

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