New visitor centre for Plockton
A NEW Visitor Centre has opened its doors in the picturesque village of Plockton.
The centre, in the main car park, has been developed by the National Trust for Scotland which looks after the village and the neighbouring Balmacara Estate.
Undertaken with support from Scottish Natural Heritage, it focuses on the historic and natural environment of Plockton and the estate with the emphasis very much on crofting.
The trust are collaborating with the Plockton Historical Society, who will also have a new display of historic photos and artefacts within the building.
The trust said the centre would be "relatively low key" and would be unstaffed most of the time, although trust staff and members of the Historical Society will be present from time to time throughout the season.
Iain Turnbull, Balmacara property manager, from the National Trust for Scotland, said: "This is a very exciting new development for the estate which has to date had very little opportunity to tell the story of the village and to interact with the many visitors.
"The partnership with the Historical Society has been critical to the operational viability of the centre and we look forward to a long and successful relationship with them."
Bob Kennedy from the Plockton Historical Society said: "The Plockton Historical Society would like to thank the National Trust for Scotland for its impressive effort on behalf of the village of Plockton, in setting up this excellent facility which will stand as a tribute to their efforts for years to come."
The centre will be open until the end of September daily from 10am to 7pm.