Sunday, December 16, 2018
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The Old Man of Storr and Blabheinn are the latest Skye beauty spots to be allocated funding from the Scottish Government.

£300,000 of funding will go to new toilet and motorhome facilities at the Old Man of Storr and £65,579 will be spent on improved car parking and "green toilets" at Blabheinn.

The announcement was made today (Friday 5 October) and brings the tally of Scottish Government investment in tourism infrastructure projects on Skye to over £750,000 this year.

Kate Forbes MSP, who campaigned for the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund,  said: "After years of planning, it's great that the Storr has secured funding from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund. This funding will be a catalyst locally in making the plans happen.

"I campaigned hard for a Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund because I knew that it would ensure that local projects actually happened. To date, Neist Point and the Fairy Pools have benefited. Now, the Storr and Blabheinn will also.

"This summer has not been free of negative publicity relating to tourism, but we have come a long way since the summer of 2017."

 

 

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