It’s time up for ‘white elephant’ Archaeolink

By Alistair Beaton

Published: 18/02/2011

A “WHITE elephant” tourist attraction that has swallowed £2.5million in council cash subsidies since it was opened 14 years ago is to close.

All four full-time staff members at the Archaeolink prehistory park in Aberdeenshire have been told they will lose their jobs on March 31 – the day before the time-tunnel centre was due to launch a new season.

Employees at the Oyne centre, near Insch – which cost £4million when it was built in the mid-90s – would not comment yesterday, and referred all inquiries to Aberdeenshire Council which has, over the past five years, been providing an annual £135,000 to keep the site open.

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