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Construction completed at Falls of Shin

The new visitor attraction at Falls of Shin moved a step closer to opening this week with the completion of the external construction work.

Building contractors William Gray Construction handed over the site to the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust.

Designed by Sutherland-based CH Architecture, the new community owned facility will be home to a café, retail space and toilets and will employ up to 7 people.

As well as the building itself the central grass plaza will be a venue for events and stands will give an opportunity for local producers and providers to showcase their products to visitors throughout the year.

The site has been redesigned to make car parking less prominent visually and landscaping work has been carried out which, along with improved signage, is aimed at encouraging visitors to use the woodland walks. 

Work is currently being carried out on the path to the Falls to provide a more accessible route than the previous steep, narrow and uneven track.  Once this work is completed Forestry Commission Scotland are set to replant native trees.

Valerie Houston, Implementation Manager on the Falls of Shin Community Project at the Kyle of Sutherland Trust, said: “We are delighted with the progress on the project and really excited about now getting the interior of the building fitted out and ready for our opening on 13 May.”