A new sports facility at Inverness Campus and a path network and landscaping at Torvean will be part-funded by developer contributions, Inverness councillors agreed yesterday.
The councillors approved funding in principle of £250,000 towards the sports pitch proposed by University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) at its Inverness campus.
The councillors agreed that the east side of the city is crying out for all-weather sports facilities, while UHI welcomed the news.
A spokeswoman said: “We are working towards an ambitious plan to create a centre for sporting excellence.
“The aspiration is to utilise the university network in collaboration with national and regional partners, such as Sportscotland, to serve the needs of the wider Highlands and Islands community, sports clubs and elite and aspiring athletes.”
The Torvean project will receive £25,000 towards the creation of an active travel route through the new Torvean Park, which officers said would be a useful option for the Inverness parkrun.