Saturday, January 25, 2020
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100 installations are set to be installed in various places around Britain's coast.

42 of those installations are intended for the Scottish coastline, with two hoped to be located on the Isle of Skye.

Called Daymarks, the UK charity, Tour de Coast, is aiming to connect the UK coastline together through the installations.  

Although the project is still in the early stages, a prototype has been made and potential locations pinpointed - but the team behind the project are keen to hear community feedback.

Marcial Boo, chair of Tour de Coast, told The Skye Times: "We're now in the process of agreeing the exact locations of the Daymarks around the country, and raising the £5,000 to manufacture each Daymark plus the costs of transporting it from Surrey where the blacksmith's forge is located and installing it on site.

"We want to agree the precise locations with local communities.

"We hope to have two Daymarks in Skye, at places where perhaps you would like to 'spread' visitors to - so we thought of suggesting one around Loch Harport and another near Uig, and not have one in Portree for example.

"But this is something that we hope to discuss with community groups in Skye and with the Highland Council.

"The idea of the project is to encourage more people to visit Britain's coastline and thereby to promote more economic development in coastal communities.  

The sculptural Daymarks have been designed by the Royal College of Art and have the backing of Scottish Natural Heritage."

To share your views, you can visit the Tour de Coast website here.  You can also get in touch with Caris at the Highland Council on 01463 702955.  

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