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Visit Scotland hits back after Skye ranked among destinations to avoid

THE ISLE of Skye has been ranked among the world’s ‘12 destinations travellers might want to avoid’ this year, according to CNN Travel. In the list published on Tuesday January 23, the American media company said the island’s infrastructure ‘creaked under the pressure’ from visitors last year.

CNN claimed: ‘In 2017, the infrastructure of Scotland’s largest island creaked under the pressure as thousands of tourists in coaches and cars plied its narrow lanes, making a beeline for the remote fairy pools at Glenbrittle, the iconic sunset spot at Elgol and the rocky Old Man of Storr, with traffic snarl ups an inevitable result. Eventually the residents of beautiful Skye said enough was enough after complaints of noise, overcrowding and even visitors urinating in public. Police advised visitors to stay away unless they had already booked places to stay.’

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