Ferrycroft Visitor Centre

Ferrycroft artwork

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg

Ionad Luchd-Tadhal Chroit a' Phuirt , An Luirg

Crossroads of the North ~ Crois-Rathaid aig Tuath



Contact details:

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre
& Tourist Information Centre
IV27 4TP

Telephone UK: 01549 402160
Fax UK: 01549 402160
Telephone non UK: +44 1549 402160
Fax non UK: +44 1549 402160

Email projectofficer@lairginitiative.co.uk

Highland cow by Iain Chalmers

Open April to October:

April, May, June, September, October
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

July, August
Monday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00

Admission free

Ferrycroft Animals

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.

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre is operated by the Lairg and District Community Initiative on behalf of the Highland Council.

Lairg Community Film Team

4 Lairg crofters

Interactive in Ferrycroft Water Room

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 5pm. It is an ideal attraction for families, with excellent outdoor and indoor facilities. 

Arthur ONeill

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