St Kilda vis­i­tor cen­tre moves a step closer

The Oban Times - - News -

A VIS­I­TOR cen­tre shar­ing the his­tory and cul­ture of St Kilda took a step closer to fruition this week af­ter a lead­ing con­sul­tancy firm was named as it de­vel­oper.

Metaphor, which en­joys a world­wide rep­u­ta­tion for de­vel­op­ing vis­i­tor des­ti­na­tions and cul­tural projects, came through a highly com­pet­i­tive ten­der­ing process to win the HIE-funded brief for the pro­posed St Kilda Cen­tre (Ionad Hiort) in Uig. It will now work closely with the lo­cal group, which has been tak­ing the pro­ject for­ward to bring it to the point at which fund­ing ap­plica- tions can be made. Its team in­cludes mas­ter-plan­ners, de­sign­ers, multi-me­dia ex­perts and ar­chi­tects.

Rachel Mor­ris of Metaphor de­scribed the cliff-top site iden­ti­fied for the cen­tre as ‘as­ton­ish­ing’, of­fer­ing ‘a ma­jor op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a world- class cen­tre’.

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