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).

Drumnadrochit Health Centre
Drumnadrochit Health Centre – entrance

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.

 

Drumnadrochit Health Centre - inside entrance
Drumnadrochit Health Centre – inside entrance
Drumnadrochit Health Centre - looking in from entrance
Drumnadrochit Health Centre – looking in from entrance
Reception Desk
Reception Desk

Looking into consulting rooms from reception
Looking into consulting rooms from reception
Looking into waiting room from reception
Looking into waiting room from reception
Well lit waiting area
Well lit waiting area
Eco friendly biomass boiler
Eco friendly biomass boiler
Ample car parking and a bike rack too
Ample car parking and a bike rack too

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