Work begins to transform Glencoe visitor experience

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Work on a major project to transform the visitor experience at the National Trust for Scotland’s Glencoe Visitor Centre is now under way.

The project is among the top priorities for newly-appointed operations manager Emily Bryce, who is just weeks into her new role.

The newly-appointed Operations Manager is Emily Bryce. NO-F44-Emily-Bryce-Glencoe2.jpg
The newly-appointed operations manager is Emily Bryce.

Ms Bryce, 37, who lives in Fort William, is also responsible for another of Lochaber’s top heritage sites at Glenfinnan.

She says the plans for Glencoe’s visitor centre will make a huge difference to the visitor experience at one of Scotland’s most popular places.

‘Glencoe is one of Scotland’s natural treasures and captures the imagination of many people, for many different reasons. We’ll be making the most of the glen’s amazing stories, from its origins, millions of years ago, to the present day, to give visitors an even more memorable experience and to explain why we do all we do to protect this place, for the love of Scotland,’ she explained.

Building works began last week and, from last Saturday, a combined cafe, shop and information point is now located in the centre’s function room.  This cosy one-stop shop will be open daily, all winter.

Ms Bryce continued: ‘While the improvements are under way, we’ll continue to offer a warm welcome to visitors from our new home in the MacIain room.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors all winter and giving them a glimpse of what they can expect after our fantastic refresh.’

The project to improve the visitor experience at Glencoe Visitor Centre is part of the National Trust for Scotland’s five-year, £57 million programme to improve visitor experience and the condition of the heritage in its care.