Vis­i­tor cen­tre planned at fa­mous is­land land­mark

The Oban Times - - News -

ONE OF Skye’s most fa­mous land­marks could soon have a vis­i­tor cen­tre to in­crease its al­ready huge pro­file.

The Staf­fin Com­mu­nity Trust has been in talks with High­land Coun­cil to cre­ate an off-road car park, toi­lets, in­for­ma­tion and re­fresh­ments at the Old Man of Storr in the north east of the is­land.

The rocky hill has reg­u­larly fea­tured in films, in­clud­ing Prometheus and Macbeth, as well as tele­vi­sion pro­grammes, ad­verts and mag­a­zines, and the com­mu­nity trust hopes to buy or lease land near the Storr to cre­ate the cen­tre.

Don­ald Mac­Don­ald, chair­man of Staf­fin Com­mu­nity Trust, said: ‘There is an op­por­tu­nity here to pro­vide a fan­tas­tic, much needed, fa­cil­ity that will be able to sup­port the in­creas­ing num­bers of visi­tors that visit this iconic at­trac­tion.’

The trust will is­sue ques­tion­naires to ev­ery house­hold in Staf­fin as part of a ma­jor con­sul­ta­tion on the plans.

OP­POR­TU­NITY: Staf­fin Com­mu­nity Trust hopes to cre­ate a vis­i­tor

cen­tre at Skye land­mark, the Old Man of Storr.

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