Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg
Ionad Luchd-Tadhal Chroit a' Phuirt , An Luirg
Crossroads of the North ~ Crois-Rathaid aig Tuath
4 STAR VISITOR ATTRACTION **** VISITSCOTLAND
4 STAR LOO OF THE YEAR AWARD 2009
Centre re-opens April 2009
Ferrycroft Visitor Centre
& Tourist Information Centre
Telephone UK: 01862 893767
Fax UK: 01549 402160
Telephone non UK: +44 1549 402160
Fax non UK: +44 1549 402160
Out of season 01349 885114
Open April to October:
April, May, June, September, October
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00
Brand New Exhibition 2008
Follow the flock of sheep to Ferrycroft to discover why Lairg has always been a crossroads for people, wildlife and culture. There are games, displays and experiences for all the family.
Become a wildlife detective – the clues are as strange as their owners.
Guide your salmon on a 3000 mile journey or lift it up Lairg dam.
Discover what farming families left on Ord Hill thousands of years ago.
Learn about the local wildlife from pine martens to black-throated divers.
Find out what happened when the Hydro Boys moved in or dress up as a forester.
Listen to local people telling their stories, watch their lives half a century ago and open the Lairg photo album.
Check out the best places in Sutherland for wildlife watching or discovering the past
Plan which route to take next at the Tourist Information Centre.
Meet animals, swing, run and jump, or picnic in Ferrycroft’s grounds.
Ferrycroft is the starting point for walks in Ferry Wood or up Ord Hill with its magnificent views and traces of past lives. Take the Ord Hill audio tour as your guide.
The project is funded by Forward Scotland, Highland 2007, Scottish Natural Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, Forestry Commission and The Highland Council. Awards for All has provided additional funding for a film.
Originally created by Sutherland District Council with support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Highlands and Islands Objective 1 Partnership Programme, Highland Regional Council, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Forest Authority, Forest Enterprise, Historic Scotland, Hydro-Electric, Scottish Natural Heritage and Sutherland Tourist Board.
Lairg Community Film Project July - Nov 2008
Ord Hill Audio Trail
State of the art technology. Use your mobile to listen in to conversations from 5000 years ago to the present.
Local call rates apply
English ~ (01549) 488082; Gàidhlig ~ (01549) 488083
Français ~ 00 44 (0)1549 488084; Deutsch ~ 00 44 (0)1549 488085
Final Report re Ferrycroft Refurbishment 2008
Lairg Community Film launched at Ferrycroft on 20 Feb 09
To go on regular show at Ferrycroft
Media Release May 2009
Forestry Commission were delighted to construct a drystane dyke as part of the partnership that redeveloped Ferrycroft Visitor Centre over the winter. Local work placement participant Arthur O'Neill from Bonar Bridge completed the dyke after a training course run by local master dyker Dave Goulder.Neil McInnes of FCS said "Working in partnership with Highland Council has given us a great opportunity to offer training and follow up work to our New Deal employee. Arthur has braved rain, hail, snow and even some sunshine to complete the dyke. Walkers using Ferrywood will miss his cheery greetings now that work is complete!" Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, which achieved 4 star Visit Scotland status at the end of last season, is now open daily from 10am to 4pm. It is an ideal attraction for families, with excellent outdoor and indoor facilities.
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