Highland councillors yesterday agreed the next step towards the long-awaited Drumnadrochit Flood Protection scheme becoming a reality.
The councillors approved drawings and a description of operations for the scheme to be made available for public consultation some four years after work first began on it.
The proposed scheme will include the construction of a defensive earthwork embankment on agricultural land to the west side of the A82 and the construction of a wall on the southern bank of the River Enrick on the downstream side of the A82 bridge.
The scheme will also include construction of a defensive wall at Kilmichael to ensure access to the adjacent properties is maintained and flooding on the A831 is reduced.
Drumnadrochit has historically suffered from flooding from the River Enrick, with recent floods affecting the A82 and several properties.
Planners say there are 11 residential properties, and 24 businesses and non-residential properties at risk of flooding from a 1 in 200 year event in Drumnadrochit.
The £3.1m scheme proposes a standard of protection of a 1:200 year event plus an allowance for the effects of climate change.
The scheme is likely to be published in late February with a consultation period of 28 days.