August will see the start of work on new toilets and facilities for motorhomes at the iconic landmark of the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye. 

The project is the third in a set of developments designed to protect the site, improve the visitor experience and benefit the local economy.

The number of visitors to the landmark have risen from 40,000 in 2000 to 150,000 in 2016 and of those, it is estimated that 70% continue along the A855 to Staffin. Consequently, the landmark has become a major driver to the island’s economy, contributing an estimated £6 million per annum.

The two projects already underway include improvements to the footpath and a new car park with space for more than 100 vehicles, which should ease congestion from parked vehicles on the road.