Skye Gaelic village will be ‘plan of the century’
AMBITIOUS plans to create a multimillion-pound Gaelic village on Skye were yesterday hailed by councillors as the most exciting project in the area’s history.
The new £40million village beside the Gaelic college at Sleat will include almost 100 new homes – from affordable to high-market seafront plots – college buildings for research and teaching, and a new conference centre. There are also plans for hotel accommodation, a retail outlet and cafe bar as well as sport facilities, a central green, and parks, paths and cycle networks.
Highland Council heard the project, being promoted by the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic college, would enhance the already “thriving” communities on Sleat and beyond. Council convener Jimmy Gray said: “This is an exciting and important project, not just for Sleat but the whole of the Highlands and even Scotland.” And Skye councillor Drew Millar said: “This is probably the biggest and most exciting project in Skye in the past 100 years – or even in its entire history.”
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