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May 10, 2021

Update on works at toilet facility at Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

From Highland Council – 

‘New visitor toilets at the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye are due to be handed over from contractors to Highland Council on 19 May.

The project is part of a suite of works being carried out in the area and is funded by The Highland Council and the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

The infrastructure will transform the area from the additional parking as well as toilets along with motor home facilities which are so badly needed. The path works will protect and care for the environment as well as give a more enjoyable walk up to the Storr.

The funding is supporting projects that focus on improving the visitor experience in rural parts of Scotland that have faced pressure on their infrastructure or negative impacts on communities due to the significant increases in visitor numbers.

A handover date of 19 May 2021 has been arranged for the new Storr toilet facility and Highland Council is on course to achieve that.

A water supply is in place. After discovering the water supply in this area was untreated, a private borehole supply has been utilised.

The connection date for power was originally scheduled to be connected on the 18 March 2021, however this date was moved by the suppliers to 23 April. There is now a live supply on site, however, with the delay to the power connection, the Council was unable to complete certain tasks on site such as electrical commissioning and final testing.

These are the works that are being undertaken just now and will be completed towards the end of next week, in readiness for a handover on 19 May.’

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