CONSTRUCTION firm ­Galliford Try has reached financial close on a project to build two Scottish schools for the Highland council and its development firm, North Scotland, in a contract worth £50.8 million.

The Uxbridge-based firm, which operates under the Morrison Construction banner in Scotland and earlier this month bought Miller Group's construction arm, said the £35.4m Inverness Royal Academy will cater for 1,500 pupils and open in summer 2016, while £15.4m Noss Primary School is to hold 400 students and be ready in spring 2016.

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