Welcome to the Arisaig and
District Community Council
We represent the people living in the PH39 post code area which is based around the village of Arisaig but also takes in the hamlets of Roshven, Lochailort, Back of Keppoch, Kinloid, Tougal, Traigh and Camusdarrach.
Road To The Isles Location Action Plan
We are all aware of the vast increase in tourism in the area recently, a significant part of which is due to Covid and the effect that has had on redirecting tourism. The three local Community Councils have been working on this issue for some months, and a draft action plan has now been produced by the rangers who have been working last year for the Highland Council.
The plan consists of 23 pages setting out the issues - including reports of tourism numbers etc - and a further 20 pages setting out proposed actions to be taken. This latter section is divided into areas - Traigh, Camusdarach, Morar Sands and Loch Morar. While we as residents have an interest in the whole picture, our particular interest is in the first two of these areas.
Highland Council has asked for initial comments on the proposals within the next couple of weeks or so, so that further updates of the plan can be produced. It is clearly an iterative process, with a final version of the report to be completed in time for action to be taken before the season gets underway again this year. While the circumstances last year may be regarded as exceptional, we should still expect a gear shift in tourism numbers for the foreseeable future.
The Location Action Plan is available here. There is also a feedback form. Matthew Bradley, one of the local rangers will attend the ADCC meeting on February 21st. The CC has been asked to submit initial comments by January 24th and will attempt to do so but making the point that it would be good to have a longer period for consultation to hear wider views.
If you send feedback, we would ask you to send a copy to the CC at ArisaigCC@hotmail.com
Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at present at the Astley Hall or on Zoom at 7-30pm. These are open meetings and members of the public are welcome. If you want to use Zoom to attend, please e-mail Susan Carstairs on firstname.lastname@example.org
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