Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund Award

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar welcomes the announcement from VisitScotland, who manage the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) on behalf of the Scottish Government, to award £85,553 from its recent round to the Urgha Aire project in Harris. 

The grant will be managed by the North Harris Trust on behalf of the Comhairle to develop and manage the essential infrastructure.  The site will include the provision of a grey water disposal point and six new overnight bays with electric hookups all within walking distance of Tarbert.  This will aim to encourage visiting vans away from the unofficial stopping spots that are emerging in and around the village and will provide a better experience for both the visitor and the local community.

Cllr Donald Crichton, Chair of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sustainable Development Committee, said: “We are delighted that the Urgha Aire project has been successful in this round of RTIF funding as it will enable the provision of a much-needed overnight electric hook-up area for motorhomes and campervans and therefore alleviating some parking and traffic issues in Tarbert.”