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A draft Uig Development Brief has been launched by Highland Council.  

The consultation period will run for 8 weeks from now until 21 September 2018.

The Brief aims to provide a framework for physical development and transformation of the Uig Harbour area.  £30 million is expected to be invested by Transport Scotland in the Skye Triangle ferry service.  Improvements are expected to include a new ferry vessel and major upgrade of Uig Harbour.

Once approved in its final form, the Brief will provide a detailed planning policy framework which the Council will use to inform its decisions on any future planning applications.

Chair of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee, Cllr John Gordon said: "I’m pleased to see the development brief progress to the consultation stage as it will give the local community, businesses and other stakeholders an opportunity to influence the plan which will shape the future of the area for many years to come.

"The £30 million investment which is expected in the harbour is a once in a generation opportunity for Uig and we hope that it will be a catalyst for other major improvements in the area. The release of land around the harbour will allow existing businesses to grow and new ones to open. Its also a great opportunity to improve the appearance of the area and help to establish Uig as a key destination for visitors.

"I’d encourage anyone who has an interest in Uig to make sure that they have their say because the more people that get involved and ideas put forward the better the plan will be."

A hard copy of the Brief is available to view in the CalMac Ferry Terminal in Uig.  

A consultation event is being held at Uig Village Hall on Monday 10th September. A drop-in exhibition will be held between 3pm and 5.30pm and a round-table workshop will take place between 6pm and 7pm. Pre-registering your attendance is not necessary but it would be helpful if you could let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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