Plans have been lodged to breathe new life into Scotland’s first bilingual archaeological trail.
The Sand River Archaeology Trail, in Gairloch, became the first of its kind to be signposted in Gaelic and English when it was established by the Ross and Cromarty Community Archaeology Project.
In an effort to place the depleted area back on the map, plans have now been lodged to the Highland Council to redevelop and extend the site.
The owner of the land, James Cameron of Sands Caravan and Camping, said the plans to redevelop the spot would “provide an improved experience for visitors”.
A statement lodged alongside the proposals said: “There is now an opportunity to improve access to the area for a wider variety of visitors, to make it possible to explore a wider area and better understand the archaeology.”
If approved, developers will construct a new circular path around the valley, and conduct repairs and minor re-routing of the path to join with the existing sites, whilst relocating the car park.
They also aim to create a new booklet and smartphone app to provide visitors with up-to-date information.
The project is being brought forward to “conserve and interpret” the archaeological attractions located across the valley, whilst enabling visitors of all ages and abilities to explore the local landscape to its full capacity.