KELTY Hearts have announced a "unique" deal with Inverness Caley which will see the Highlands club move their training base to Fife.

The partnership will see Thistle hire the New Central Park facilities, which includes a 3G artificial pitch, grass pitches and offices for their coaching staff.

A statement from Kelty said: "When the two clubs originally started exploring this concept, Inverness were still playing in the Championship, however next season will see them also playing League 1 football, but it still makes sense for both clubs to forge ahead with this unique partnership.

"We would like to thank chairman Ross Morrison, the board of Inverness and CEO Scot Gardiner and his management team for considering this unique SPFL partnership and agreeing on the possibilities and benefits for both clubs."

A statement from Inverness said: “As one major part of our planned strategic restructure of the club, ICTFC are delighted to announce an innovative agreement with League 1 side Kelty Hearts which will see the club move our training base to the Fife club’s New Central Park stadium.

The club said it will become their training base during the week and added: "The last few years have seen the geographic challenges in getting players to move to the Highlands become ever harder for a number of reasons.

"Caledonian Stadium will always be our home, but other factors in Scottish football have changed and where we train should not be an impediment to the quality of the players we can attract to Caley Thistle, or to our potential to progress."