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August 9 2013

Loch Ness visitor centre plans suspended
Plans to build a £2.5m visitor centre on the western shore of Loch Ness have been suspended by tourism firm Jacobite Cruises after the project was hit by rising costs.

The Cameron Webster Architects designed scheme at Brackla was conceived back in 2011 and promptly secured planning permission but since then the plans have stalled.

Now the site owners have elected to proceed with an upgrade of the existing Loch Ness Centre instead

The scheme would have entailed construction of a new harbour, car park and visitor reception facility and had raised fears over the potential impact on Moray Firth dolphins.
Jacobite Cruises are pursuing their plan B for an unspecified period
Jacobite Cruises are pursuing their plan B for an unspecified period
The enhanced facilities would have been a major tourist draw
The enhanced facilities would have been a major tourist draw

2 Comments

Stephen
#1 Posted by Stephen on 12 Aug 2013 at 13:43 PM
Shame. Would have loved to see Cameron Webster get a crack at a large public building.
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 12 Aug 2013 at 17:25 PM
Arguably the worlds most famous lake and the project can't be stretched over what is originally a fairly modest, some might say, unrealistic, costing. Sad and bizarre.

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