Improvement works to the access road and parking at the Neist Point lighthouse are near completion, say the Highland Council.
Works at the site include the creating of an additional 50 car parking spaces, road resurfacing works, improvements to the turning area, extending the existing passing place and creating an additional one.
The overall project cost is £165K and The Highland Council is receiving £100,000 towards the work from the Scottish Governments new Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund set up to address notable rises in visitor numbers experienced by some of the most popular destinations in the Scottish countryside.
Speaking on behalf of the local Highland Councillors, Councillor John Finlayson said: “I have been along to see the works which are very nearly completed and was impressed with the difference the extra parking spaces and other improvements make to this popular visitor site on Skye. I’m sure it will enhance the experience for tourists and locals alike at Neist Point and while the Glendale Community Council and the Waterstein Grazing Committee both welcome the improvements they would also value ongoing discussions with the Highland Council around other road improvements into Glendale to further improve things for all parties.”
Glendale Community Council Chairperson, Maggie MacPhee said, “This development will greatly improve the experience for visitors to this amazing place. However, it must only be seen as the start of much-needed work to improve our roads and we look forward to engagement with the Highland Council around this.”