Now you see it, now you don’t: Brogaig demolition job!
A DERELICT toilet block which lies in the shadow of the Quiraing has been demolished to make way for a new Staffin eatery.
The former Brogaig toilets, which were shut by Highland Council several years ago in a cost-cutting drive, were razed to the ground on Friday. Local firm Staffin Groundworks, father-and son Ian and Robert MacDonald, efficiently carried out the work and unlike Glasgow’s Red Road flats no part of the structure was left standing.
Brogaig woman and experienced chef Marion Mortimer is behind an exciting new venture at the site which will open its doors in the near future, as she looks to become the latest addition to the range of places in Staffin to visit for food and drink.
These include the Skye Pie Cafe, the Ellishadder Art Cafe, Kilmartin Restaurant, Columba 1400, MacKenzie Stores and Flodigarry Hotel.
Marion purchased the building from the council which had invited sealed bids and was delighted to buy the building. “I’m really excited and looking forward to running my own business from Brogaig,” she said. “I’m looking to provide as much locally sourced food produce as possible and would welcome any suggestions from the community as to what they would be keen to see.”
It is thought the toilets date back to the early 1970s at least. Free public toilets are instead open at the Staffin Hall, which is about a mile-and-a-half south from the Brogaig site on the A855.