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 on a master plan for the central part of the village on land allocated in the Inner Moray Firth LDP. The master sets out initial proposals on sites for housing, community and commercial use. A main path and cycleway route is identified running north-south through the master plan area. A planning application for a first phase housing development is planned for 2018.