Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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Portree Harbour now boasts a two-cubicle toilet block.

Portree and Braes Community Trust stated: "It's taken longer than expected, but at last our two cubicle toilet opened at Portree Harbour last week.

"The funding for the toilet came from LEADER, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Highland Council Ward Discretionary Fund and Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association.  There was also community contributions from Sea Breezes Restaurant, Brigadoon Boat Trips, Rosedale Hotel, Pier Hotel, Lowerdeck Restaurant and Portree and Braes Community Trust.

"A short term agreement is in place with the Highland Council, who will clean the units on a daily basis.  It's hoped that with further negotiations a long term plan can be put in place.

"We learnt recently that cruise liner bookings are going to rise by 20% next year in Scotland.  It’s unclear if these figures will translate to Portree, or if our harbour has that capacity.  At least for now we've made a start in improving facilities in this busy area of the village.

"Thanks to contractors Craik & Macrae, Jans and Caberfeidh Electrics.

"Also a special mention to Trust member Roger Liley who has worked tirelessly on this project for a considerable amount of time. Without his dedication and perseverance this unit would not be in place today."

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