The village of Tomatin is located approximately 15 miles south of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It is an unusually elongated and fragmented settlement without a traditional village centre. This is probably a result of the different forces which have shaped Tomatin over the years, including the establishment of Tomatin distillery – one of Scotland’s largest – the arrival of the railway and subsequent closure of the station, the A9 by-pass and the local topography. The village appears unplanned, with no clear focus and poor footpath connections.
Urban Animation is working with Tomatin Estate and CKD Galbraith on a number of development initiatives which will begin to integrate and define different areas of the village. Sites for housing and commercial use have been allocated in the Inverness Area Local Plan. A master plan is being prepared for a housing site towards the north of the village, providing approximately 25 dwellings. Towards the central part of the village, potential for an affordable housing development is being investigated.