Glencoe, Canna and Kinlochleven projects express interest in rural funding

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Lochaber tourism projects are in contention for a cash boost from the fourth round of grants from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) that will be decided in September.

Organisations seeking an early contribution as a ‘design grant’ had to apply by May 19. These applications have given an early indication of some of the projects that might go forward as full applications in September.

Those potential applications the council is aware of at present include:

Duisdale, Sleat – motorhome parking and waste services.
Isle of Canna – improved welcome services and toilets.
Stac Pollaidh – expanded car park and new toilets.
Glencoe – active travel improvements to connect visitor centre and glen.
Kilmuir, Skye, north of Uig – parking, EV charging, toilets and motorhome waste disposal.
Kilt Rock – car park expansion.
Floddigarry, Skye – new car park and toilets.
Kinlochleven – motorhome parking and services.
Portree – Bayfield car park.

The final deadline for ‘expressions of interest’ to be submitted is August 13 2021. It is anticipated further community-led projects are likely to come forward in the coming weeks.