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Councillors defend decision to refuse Storr land transfer

SKYE councillors have explained the reasons behind Highland Council’s decision to reject a request from a community group to transfer land at a popular Skye tourist spot.

Staffin Community Trust wanted to buy ground beside the road to build a new car park, public toilets and information points at the Old Man of Storr but council members refused the trust’s request. Councillor John Gordon provided the following statement on behalf of Skye’s four elected council members: ‘It is not the principle of a project to develop facilities at the Storr site or reluctance by Highland Council to transfer assets under the Community Empowerment Act which led to the refusal of the asset transfer request.

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