WITH the increasing visitor numbers to Skye and general lack of facilities, the Staffin Community Hall Association has taken the decision to open the toilets in the hall free of charge on Sundays for the first time.
After the Brogaig toilets were closed, Highland Council awarded the Comfort Grant to the hall to enable visitor facilities to continue to be provided and whilst the award covers some of the cost of running the toilets, it only runs April to September, Monday to Saturday.
The hall has decided to provide the facility seven days a week as the toilets are the only available ones on a Sunday between Portree and Uig on the eastern side of the Trotternish peninsula, which includes the popular beauty spots of the Storr and the Quiraing.
With the installation of new automatic doors, visitors will be able to access the facility, which will be unmanned, although the two associated businesses, Staffin Stores and Kilmartin Restaurant will continue to operate Monday to Saturday only.
The hall association would ask all visitors to respect its facilities and leave them as you found them. The association also hopes that other businesses, the Highland Council and other agencies will continue to strive to improve the infrastructure to give visitors the experience that they deserve on coming to our beautiful island.