The trust acquired a ten year lease in 2016 of an area at Bayfield in front of the car park up to the bridge at Bridge road. This lease is in place to carry us over until the land has been purchased by the Trust for potential development and improvement plan, that will hopefully make better use of the area.
The Trust felt that the steps up to Bridge road were unsafe and in need of repair and the area in front of the car park needed tidied and re landscaped as a first step. This is now complete. Thanks to funding from Rabbies Community Fund Initiative the trust were able to install picnic benches in this space for local people and visitors to enjoy. We have volunteers who continually try to keep the area in front of the car park tidy.
The next step is to try to establish an activity trail in the woodland area and fundraising for this development is underway.
The trust also plan to purchase the tennis and squash courts to extend the long stay parking area and create motorhome parking and a waste disposal unit. The trust have already been awarded £300k from the Scottish Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund to finance development of the site and have submitted a Scottish Land Fund application to enable the purchase of this ground.
Community consultation for this phase is now underway. You can find out more information and have your say at our drop in consultation events at
Somerled Square or Tigh na Sgire, Portree on Saturday 31th August 2019 11am-3pm or by clicking here to take part in our online survey until the 9th of September.