Ferrycroft Visitor Centre set to open at Easter

Following positive meetings with local Members and the Community Council, High Life Highland has confirmed that the centre will be open for visitors from Saturday 5 April in time for the school Easter holidays. 

The centre will be open from 10am to 4pm each day from April to October and plans are underway to recruit two part-time Heritage Attendants to welcome visitors to the facility.  High Life Highland are also keen to develop a programme of events and activities in and around the facility to add to the excellent interpretations within the centre.

Laurence Young, Chair of High Life Highland, said ‘We are delighted to be asked by The Highland Council to manage the facilities at Ferrycroft this year and I am confident that our staff will work hard to ensure that the centre has a successful season and to develop the programme of activities on offer’

Councillor Deirdre Mackay, Leader of the Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee said: “It’s great news for the community and visitors to the area that Ferrycroft will be open to welcome people at the start of the tourist season.  As well as an excellent place for local families to visit, the Centre is the base for our Mid and East Sutherland Countryside Rangers and they have just launched a new guide detailing lots of walks and events taking place over the year.

“Since the closure of the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre it’s become even more important to have an easily accessible high quality tourist attraction in Lairg to give the whole area a boost.  As well as giving visitors the opportunity to find out about the unique heritage, culture, history and environment of the area, Ferrycroft will play an important role in promoting other places of interest across the whole of the North Highlands so people visiting can make the most of their holiday.”

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14 Mar 2014
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