New website launched for Lochaber’s peninsulas

Salt marsh and the night sky in late October at Sallachan Beach. Photograph: Courtesy of Steven Marshall Photography. NO-F49-Dark-Skies-Sallachan-Beach.jpg

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A brand new website for Sunart, Moidart, Morvern, Ardnamurchan and Ardgour launched last week at www.westhighlandpeninsulas.com

The information-packed new site replaces the ardnamurchan.com website and aims to better represent the area with information for visitors.

The site, which runs alongside a Facebook page and Instagram account of the same name, is the result of two years of work by the Sunart, Moidart, Morvern, Ardnamurchan and Ardgour Tourist Associaton (SMMAATA).

Vice-chairman of SMMAATA, Steven Marshall, who worked on the development of the website and provides many of the images used on the site, explained: ‘The way websites are used has changed massively in recent years.

‘They used to be almost like encyclopedias with lots of information, now
they are more like quick reference guides with plenty of pictures. People are now checking websites on the go and want to find information quickly and easily.’

Mr Marshall added: ‘We are a small tourist association representing lots of small businesses, but we wanted to have a big voice. We get a lot of visitors passing through our area and we want to persuade them to stay longer and to come back again.

‘This new website showcases this beautiful, unspoilt area and really shouts about all that we have to offer visitors.’

The website showcases the businesses of the association’s members with accommodation, food and drink and leisure activities all promoted, alongside plenty of information for visitors about the area including the unique history and geology of the peninsulas as well as events.