Several Skye beauty spots are in line for further expanses of parking as the island tries to cope with pressure from tourism, local councillors heard at their regular area meeting yesterday.
Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund
Sutherland has enjoyed another boom year for tourism according to early figures coming in to Highland Council’s tourism department.
Cash-strapped Highland Council has bowed to public pressure and delayed plans to axe 29 rural toilets - aimed to make annual savings £338,000 a year.
VisitScotland’s chief executive yesterday claimed tourism in the Highlands was “in a very good place” and insisted “Scotland is open all year round”.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “delighted” to see almost £500,000 committed to ease pressure at tourist hot-spots on Skye and Orkney.
Popular beauty spots on Skye and Orkney will benefit from almost £500,000 of Scottish Government funding to prepare for the coming tourist season.