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New ranger information hut at Clachtoll beach in north-west Highlands 'looking great'

By Caroline McMorran

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Work to erect a replacement ranger information hut at Clachtoll beach is nearing completion.

Hopes are high that the structure will be finished by Easter, although the interior has to be outfitted with interpretation displays.

The North West Highlands Geopark is the owner and operator of the new hut at Clachtoll.
The North West Highlands Geopark is the owner and operator of the new hut at Clachtoll.

The attractive timber framed and larch clad building is located on an open area beside the public car park, on the footprint of the former ranger's hut which dated back to the 1980s.

North West Highlands Geopark worked with Historic Assynt to bring the new building to fruition with funding sourced through Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape.

Owned and operated by the geopark, the hut sits on land leased from Highland Council.

Interpretation boards will enable visitors to learn about the geology, wildlife and heritage of the area and will include information on Clachtoll Broch.

A window to the front will also serve as a display cabinet, allowing replica artefacts belonging to Historic Assynt to be visible all year round.

Assynt Community councillor Alex Dickson told the group's meeting last night that he had visited the new hut.

"It is looking great and is going to be an excellent addition to Clachtoll," he said.

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