John O'Groats project given green light

John O'Groats is set to benefit from a multi-million pound project to transform the area by summer 2013.

John O'Groats project given green light
John O'Groats project given green light
Heritage Great Britain (GB) and venue supplier Natural Retreats submitted a planning proposal to revamp John O’Groats’ harbour and create a multi-use visitor centre in November.  

The £6m first phase of the project’s construction is now due to begin this summer following a £1.8m funding boost from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency.  

HIE transformational projects head Carol Dunn said: "Our vision for John O’Groats is to deliver a vibrant social and business community, designed to reflect the natural beauty of the location, and release the economic potential for the whole area."

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