Gairloch Beach to receive much needed cash boost to improve visitor facilities

Ross-Shire Journal – Imogen James

£147,000 has been allocated to improve the facilities from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF).

The Highland Council and Gairloch Area Development will receive the funding to carry out the work.

The funding will be used to create new toilets and a motorhome servicing facility after the increase of popularity in the NC500 route.

The RTIF, created by the Scottish Government and managed by VisitScotland, is designed to support projects focused on visitor experience in rural Scotland.

Ross-shire MSP Maree Todd welcomed the announcement.

“I’m delighted to hear that the Highland Council and Gairloch Area Development Ltd are to receive £147,000 of funding from the RTIF to alleviate the pressures on current infrastructure due to rising visitor numbers,” she said.