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The Company’s Lochaber works brought more work for Highlanders and Islanders but also attracted employees from Dundee, Fife and Glasgow escaping spiralling unemployment in Scotland’s industrial heartlands and who brought with them much needed engineering skills.  

At Inverlochy, British Aluminium finances- through the offices of the Inverlochy Village Improvement Society and in conjunction with Inverness-Shire County Council- constructed housing along ‘garden-city’ lines, along with social amenities and leisure facilities.  These houses, which included inside WCs, 2 or 3 bedrooms, water and electricity supply, were in sharp contrast to the generally dire contemporary state of housing conditions in the working class districts of Fort William and amongst the wider Scottish population.

The Inverlochy Society, as with the Kinochleven Village Improvement Society, played a central role in this community.