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25 Jul 2018

Giving Glencoe a fresh focus

Looking down along the A82, as it snakes its way through Glencoe in summer.
We plan to invest in visitor services at Glencoe, so that stopping there becomes even more enjoyable.

In plans submitted to Highland Council, the visitor centre at Glencoe will be transformed by improvements that will allow visitors to learn about the world-famous site in a more immersive way than the current centre.

Glencoe’s wildlife, historical importance and cultural significance will be presented in a fresh, imaginative way, enhancing the current visitor centre which was constructed 16 years ago.

Chief Executive Simon Skinner said that the investment will provide visitors with a much-improved experience at one of Scotland’s most significant national and natural treasures.

The project is part of the Trust’s five-year, £57 million programme to improve visitor experience and the condition of the heritage in its care.

A smiling woman stands in a grassy field, with the mountains of Glencoe rising behind her. She wears a navy National Trust for Scotland soft shell jacket.
Clea Warner, General Manager for the North West
“Glencoe is such a unique location and we want to make sure that those who visit get the best possible experience, even if they are only there for a short time. The whole project will give visitors the chance to learn more about the story of Glencoe and its place in the history of Scotland, enhancing the entire visitor experience.”
Clea Warner, General Manager North West
An artist's impression of the new seating area in the revamped Glencoe visitor centre. It shows long benches either side of long tables, with soft fabric stools around the outside of the room.
The visitor centre will be transformed by the project.

If the plans are approved, work will get underway in the autumn of 2018.

The National Trust for Scotland works every day to protect Scotland’s national and natural treasures. From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, we protect all of this for the Love of Scotland.

In Our Strategy for Protecting Scotland’s Heritage 2018–23, we set out how we’re planning to work towards our vision that Scotland’s heritage is valued by everyone and protected now, and for future generations.

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