Doune Broch Visitor Centre and Carpark Online Community Survey
We are pleased to share that Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh have applied to the Scottish Land Fund for support to purchase, and then redevelop, the Broch Visitor Centre and Carpark from Urras nan Tursachan. Following discussions with Urras nan Tursachan and a range of feasibility work including a valuation, building condition survey, asbestos survey and options appraisal work including stakeholder interviews and a community meeting to gather feedback it was agreed that this was the best way forward for the site.
If we are successful in purchasing the visitor centre and carpark we would plan to fully refurbish the visitor centre and toilets. The plans for the redevelopment include improved interpretation offering, digital heritage visitor experience and improved visitor facilities.
More details about the proposals and an opportunity to share your views are available in our online community survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Broch
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The season is now open for 2021 and tickets are available direct from us by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01851 643481. Tickets are also available from a number of local outlets including the Carloway Pop Up Shop and online via Fishpal.
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Community Meeting - Doune Broch Feasibility Study
Following the results of the last community consultation and feasibility study, we have been investigating the potential for improvements to the visitor centre and wider visitor offering at the Broch. This includes the proposal that was put forward of Urras Oighreachd Chàrlabhaigh purchasing the car-park and visitor centre from Urras nan Tursachan.
To allow us to investigate the potential for improvements and the suitability of any change of ownership structure we have secured funding, from the Scottish Land Fund, for surveys of the Broch Visitor Centre (building condition survey, valuation and asbestos survey) and some options appraisal and business planning by specialist consultants. The surveys have been carried out and the consultants (Duncan MacPherson, Faye MacLeod and Calum Macleod) are carrying out work on the business planning and options appraisal with a view to have a final report by the end of March. They have carried out stakeholder interviews and background research.
Normally the next stage would be a community meeting or drop-in session in the Community Centre to allow them to share their finding and gather feedback from the community. Sadly, that isn’t possible at this time, so we would like to invite anyone interested to a Zoom meeting on Monday 22 February at 7pm. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01851 643481.
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