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.’