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Plans to build a ski area on Scottish peak Ben Wyvis, shelved nearly 30 years ago, may be revived.

The Scottish government's sports minister has said she will look again at the plans which were rejected in the 1980s due to environmental concerns and a lack of funding.

The proposal put forward in the 1970s included building a funicular railway and ski area on Ben Wyvis, one of the UK's highest peaks at 3,432 feet. The mountain, located north of Inverness, is owned by Scottish Natural Heritage which objected to the plans in the 1980s when the Scottish ski industry was at its height.

Public funding for the project will be unlikely in the current economic climate but supporters believe private funding might be found if the revised project got the go ahead.