Chanonry Point improvement works to start

Chanonry Point before work starts
Chanonry Point before work starts

Local residents and visitors to Chanonry Point on the Black Isle are reminded that improvement work will start on Tuesday 5 January so access to the popular site will be temporarily restricted.

Chanonry Point, located between the villages of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, is a popular location for dolphin watching with visitor numbers estimated at over 120,000 every year.

The car park and the access road will be closed to all vehicles between 5 January and 24 March 2016.  Vehicle access for residents will be maintained throughout the works and anyone wishing to visit the Point on foot or by bicycle will be able to do so. In order to avoid danger from golf balls on Ness Road, it is recommended that pedestrians use the coastal path from Rosemarkie to the Point.

The £273,000 project will provide a generally enhanced visitor experience through refurbishment of the existing car park area, provision of disabled parking spaces, cycle stands and new seating. There will be a clearer route between the car park and the existing all-abilities path leading to the Point and information on the wider locality will encourage visitors to better understand the area, extend their stay on the Black Isle and /or to revisit in the future.

The project has been developed in close consultation with representatives of the local community, which have launched its own Facebook page to share information about the site now and into the future.

29 Dec 2015