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Plans to turn Shoremill Care Home, Cromarty, into a private dwelling.

By Alan Shields

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Planning permission has been submitted in a bid to turn a care home near Cromarty into a private residential dwelling.

It was announced earlier this year that Shoremill Care Home will close its doors for the final time on April 18.

And now planning documents show proposals to turn it into a large private dwelling.

Back in January the 13-week contractual notice to NHS Highland for closure was submitted, meaning the home is due to cease trading this month.

At the time of the notice of closure there were 12 residents and work was under way in conjunction with NHS Highland to identify new homes for them before the closure.

A spokesman for NHS Highland said: “We can confirm that all residents will be placed in new homes by April 13.”

When the closure was announced the owner and manager of Shoremill, Sarina Duncan, said: “It is with much sadness that I am announcing the closure of Shoremill Care Home. It has been an honour over the past 20 years to have owned and managed Shoremill.

“We have looked after many characterful residents and have had such wonderful happy times, not only with our residents but with their families and friends as well.

“Our aim was always to create a happy, homely family atmosphere, where residents and staff got to know each other well.”

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