Storr pipped in battle for UK Landmark of Year crown
AS OSCAR season looms, the Old Man of Storr has had to put on his own brave face for the cameras after missing out on the UK Landmark of the Year title.
BBC 1’s popular and long-running rural TV programme Countryfile has announced the results of its magazine’s annual awards which celebrates the best of the UK’s countryside.
And despite a strong show of support from Staffin and the rest of Skye, the Bodach an Stòrr came runner up in its category. Bamburgh Castle in Northumburia won the coveted title by polling the most votes. It is the biggest inhabited castle n England and is regularly used as a film set.
The Storr, which is also a hugely popular film destination, was the only Scottish nomination in the keenly contested category.
However, the west coast still fared well as our neighbours across the water from Staffin in Applecross triumphed. The Applecross Inn won the Pub of The Year and is a worthy winner so hats off to them.
The Storr’s strong showing comes after the local community indicated its strong support for the Staffin Community Trust to manage or purchase local-authority owned land at the Storr following a major public consultation.
More information here http://staffin-trust.co.uk/the-old-man-of-storr