Cludgie Project gets £50k boost
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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.