Designs on Loch Ness harbour

Designs on Loch Ness harbour

Jacobite Cruises wants to create a new harbour, car park, reception and visitor facilities on a four-acre site on the western shore of Loch Ness.

Four firms are in the running for the scheme. These are: Gareth Hoskins; ANTA Architecture; Cameron Webster; and McKenzie Strickland Associates.

The companies have presented their first stage conceptual ideas, which include a modern interpretation of a broch – a prehistoric Scottish tower.

Rod Michie, director at Jacobite Cruises, which attracts more than 100,000 customers annually on its Loch Ness tours, said: “We want local people to be proud of a facility that is iconic yet sympathetic to one of the best known and most beautiful tourism destinations in the world.”

The public have been invited to comment on the designs which can be seen on the project’s website

A decision on the winning design is expected to be made within a month.

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