Sunday, December 15, 2019
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This summer should see the arrival of a portable toilet block at Portree Harbour.

This development was one of a number of community projects discussed at a public meeting held on Wednesday 10 May by the Portree and Braes Community Trust.

Roger Liley updated the public on developments regarding the addition of extra toilets in Portree and explained that it is hoped to have the portable block in place at the harbour by the end of the summer.

The meeting, chaired by Calum Matheson, was well attended and featured talks and updates by Donnie Nicolson, Duncan Brown, Roger Liley, Myra MacLeod, Neil Campbell and Faye MacLeod.  

Donnie Nicolson, pictured above, spoke at the meeting and discussed the Harbour area.  

Duncan Brown led the discussion on the Bayfield area of Portree, where work has taken place to tidy the area beside the parking spaces.  The Trust have various ideas of what could be done to improve the parking facilities, but are keen to hear input from the public.  Options mentioned included further parking areas, dedicated campervan parking, play areas, walkways or picnic areas, but the Trust made it clear that they would welcome other ideas.  

Tesco Bags of Help have been approached for assistance with funding for the Bayfield project.  Bags of Help is a local community grant scheme, which raises money from the 5p bag charge to fund local projects that bring benefit to the community.  Anyone who collects Tesco deliveries at the Bayfield car park are able to request a form to nominate Bayfield.  The project has already been awarded £1000, but could receive up to £4000.  

 

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