Portree iCentre set for summer make over
PORTREE information centre is being temporarily relocated this week to allow for refurbishments to take place.
The VisitScotland iCentre, which welcomed 151,000 visitors last year, was to be moved to the nearby Royal Hotel on Bank Street with works due to start on Tuesday, May 2.
Refurbishment is expected to take two weeks and be completed before the busy summer season begins.
Scott Armstrong, VisitScotland regional partnerships director, said: ‘Portree iCentre is hugely popular with visitors, and it has been so well used that it is now in need of refurbishment.
‘The new-look iCentre will allow us to deliver information in a modern environment where visitors can choose from a variety of tools to help them see, do and spend more during their stay.’
The centre make- over will include an upgrade of digital facilities and free wi-fi following research which showed visitors prefer to use their own devices to access content.
The new layout will also include racking for literature, large scale wall graphics and local and national wall maps to help visitors plan their journey.
New zoning is also being introduced to assist visitors with finding everything they need.
It is hoped the refurbishment will increase the impact the iCentre has on the visitor economy, encouraging locals and visitors to spend more time on Skye.
Mr Armstrong extended thanks to The Royal Hotel for its assistance during the works.