Re-imagining Camanachd Square

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Camanachd Square is an area near the centre of Portree which serves as a hub for sports and recreation. The Community Centre, King George the V Playing Fields, old swimming pool site (now tarmacked), playpark, nursery, and multi-use games area (known as the Red Pitch) are located in this area. There is also free parking incorporating a nursery drop off zone area. The area is a 2-minute walk from Somerled Square in the centre of the village and is surrounded by both housing and woodland.

The community facilities in Camanachd Square are owned, leased and maintained by multiple organisations and generally suffer from a lack of maintenance or development. The Portree and Braes Community Trust believe that this is in part due to complexities in land ownership and the absence of an overarching development plan for the area.


The Portree and Braes Community Trust see significant potential to maximise the benefit of these lands and buildings to the community under ownership of the trust and have commissioned local architect firm Rural Design to undertake a options appraisal and masterplan study which will re-imagine the future of the square and help secure future investement.

The trust are grateful to the Coastal Communities Fund for funding this project. 

Please click here to download the invitation to tender document which provides more details on the project.

If you have any questions about this tender please get in touch on

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