In the next few weeks, The Highland Council will publish a simple guide for individuals and communities who want to set up safe stopping off places for campervans – known on the continent as ‘aires’.
However, operators of what are classed as ‘heritage’ carriages, such as those hauled by the Jacobite have a dispensation that allows the practice to continue until 2023.
Several vehicles were parked on pavements, too close to a junction and encroaching on the road. These vehicles were removed, at the owner’s cost and suitable advice was given.
‘My officers will be engaging with visitors and explaining community concerns, as well as reminding drivers of the dangers of morning after drink driving following a camping trip’ – Inspector Isla Campbell
Local MSP Kate Forbes speaks out after council passes a motion calling for more resources after another weekend of mayhem.
The problems prompted a conference telephone summit last week, hosted by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Tourism, which involved representatives from local community councils and organisations along the Road to the Isles, and which was organised by local MSP Kate Forbes.
The Connecting Scotland project is being delivered to those left isolated by the coronavirus pandemic by the Scottish Government, in partnership with local authorities, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and various digital and IT sectors.
It came in the wake of a weekend that saw hundreds of campers descend on Glen Etive, leaving piles of rubbish, with problems also reported on beaches at Morar and Arisaig.
As well as the fridge and freezer, there are dried and tinned goods, and a selection of books for both children and adults and the larder is open from 9am-1pm Monday to Saturday.