The web based 38 Degrees site is the centre of a new campaign to see big changes in Skye.
Under the banner, “Bring Isle of Skye into 21st century tourism” an online petition has begun on the site which was established to, in its own words, “ promote democracy, peace, human rights, equality and sustainability
Addressed to the Scottish Minister of Tourism, the campaign says:
“The Isle of Skye is currently seeing a massive increase in tourist visitor numbers. Meanwhile the experience of these visitors is severely hampered by a lack of investment in road maintenance, car parking spaces for main attractions and very poor signage. I would like to see central and local government combine to produce extra money to give the hundreds of thousands of visitors flocking to the island an improved experience.
Why is this important?
As Scotland moves forward to whatever its new future entails the fact that the oil industry is in the doldrums and Scotland is a world class destination means tourism will only become more important.
The Isle of Skye, whilst becoming ever more popular with visitors, is currently under resourced to meet growing demand to visit the island.
This must be addressed to make sure a real opportunity for Scotland's future is met.”