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A HOL­I­DAY cot­tage just out­side Tyn­drum looks set for a ma­jor ex­pan­sion if plan­ning per­mis­sion is granted.

Ar­gyll and Bute coun­cil’s plan­ning page shows an ap­pli­ca­tion to build a pot­tery work­shop, five camp­ing pods and a shower block at An Tigh Beag, which is around two miles west of Tyn­drum, to­wards Dal­mally, on the A85.

The cot­tage is owned by Ni­cola Lind­say and part­ner, Ian Mur­doch, who are hop­ing to re­lo­cate to the area with their twin baby daugh­ters, if plan­ning goes ahead. They would be liv­ing in the new build­ing, above the new pot­tery work­shop.

Ni­cola, 37, ex­plained: ‘ We live in Greenock just now but we’ve owned the cot­tage for a cou­ple of years. This was al­ways our plan, to build the pot­tery work­shop and the camp­ing pods.’

Ni­cola pre­vi­ously worked at Ar­gyll Pot­tery, Bar­cal­dine, so is no stranger to the West High­lands.

She con­tin­ued: ‘The idea of com­ing and mak­ing your pot­tery and stay­ing for a few days, rather than just a few hours, seems to be pop­u­lar on the east coast of Scot­land and down in Eng­land, so we’d like to take it to this part of the coun­try.

‘The pods would also suit hillwalkers and climbers too. They sleep four adults and two chil­dren. Ian works in con­struc­tion so is build­ing them him­self.

‘The plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion hasn’t gone through, so this isn’t ‘signed, sealed, de­liv­ered’ quite yet, but fin­gers crossed.’

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