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Cludgie Project gets £50k boost


By Staff Reporter


An increasing number of motorhome and campervan users are visiting Sutherland, attracted by tourism route NC500.
An increasing number of motorhome and campervan users are visiting Sutherland, attracted by tourism route NC500.

A north west Sutherland community's plan to provide facilities for the increasing number of motorhome and campervan users visiting the area, has taken a major step forward.

Assynt Development Trust's aptly named Cludgie Project has been awarded £50,050 from the Scottish Government's Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

The Trust intends to provide facilities for waste disposal, grey water disposal and freshwater top-up in an area at Lochinver harbour next to Assynt Leisure Centre.

Trust development officer Adam Pellant said users would also be able to access wi-fi, showers and tourist information services at the leisure centre.

He added that it was hoped that the physical work required would be completed by October.

He said: "Improvements to the car park surface will also be included in project works."

The move has already been welcomed on-line in posts from motor home and campervan users.

The Cludgie Project is one of six Highland initiatives that have been successful in attracting £1.4m of funding from the £2.8m available in the second round of the Scottish Government’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF).

Funding has also been granted to improve the slipways for the Cromarty to Nigg ferry.



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