SNP ‘centralisation’ blamed in 999 centre closure plan

By Laura Paterson

Published: 27/01/2014

The deputy leader of Highland Council has criticised the SNP “centralisation” agenda as closure looms for police and fire control rooms in Inverness.

Black Isle Liberal Democrat councillor David Alston said the double blow for the city was also a lost opportunity for the region.

He said: “The closure of Inverness fire control is very disappointing. With the announcement that the police control centre will also be closed, we have lost our opportunity to combine the two centres under one roof.

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