Highlands and Islands Enterprise to give £350,000 to help tourism business hit by the pandemic
The Community Led Tourism Infrastructure (CLTI) investments are supporting capital projects across the region to help prepare for the safe return of visitors.
An additional eight staff have been employed from May to September to keep the hotspot areas clear of litter and making sure that the litter bins will be emptied on a more frequent basis.
With travel restrictions across Scotland expected to go from level four to level three from April 26, a spike is likely throughout May with 17 per cent of Scottish staycations expected to come before the end of June.
Leading outdoors authority and broadcaster, Cameron McNeish, said it constantly amazed him that the UK has been left behind in creating this form of tourism infrastructure when compared to Continental Europe.