Lochinver-MapUrban Animation has been appointed by a local landowner to undertake a master planning exercise at Lochinver, Sutherland, in conjunction with CKD Galbraith.

Lochinver is an attractive fishing village on Scotland’s remote north western coast, set amongst the iconic landscape of Assynt and Inverpolly. The whole of the surrounding landscape is included within the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area.

The village hugs the shoreline at the confluence of Loch Inver with the Rivers Inver and Culag. The surrounding land is steep and rocky, constraining the natural expansion of the village. Recent development at the north has not always achieved a successful relationship between buildings and landscape.


This challenging project seeks to identify locations for new housing and other uses required to accommodate the future growth of Lochinver. It will provide layout and design guidance to ensure that new development enhances the unique character of the village.

Preliminary submissions have been made to Highland Council, which is preparing the Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan. It is hoped that new housing sites can be identified through the Plan process, providing opportunities to stabilise and increase the population of Lochinver and Assynt.


If you would like to discuss the Lochinver Master Plan project, please email Urban Animation.