Fairy Pools on Skye

Two new bridges

Two new bridges have been installed to improve the accessibility of one of Scotland’s most popular landmarks. Visitors to the Isle of Skye’s Fairy Pools can now enjoy a safer walk across burns with the latest installation of two new bridges.

Built using steel, and timber clad, the new walkways will help improve accessibility and safety measures for those visiting the iconic tour, come rain or shine, and without the risk of falling in on the previously used open crossings. The popular tourist spot will also benefit from an extensive footpath upgrade which is due to be completed in March 2023.

The improvements are part of a new project by the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland on the Skye Iconic Sites Project (SISP). The three stage project will see the restoration and development of Skye’s most iconic sites including the Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing.

Last month saw the official opening of the Quiraing footpaths with Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy Kate Forbes present.

Dougie Baird, CEO of Outdoor Access Trust Scotland said: “We’ve been hard at work installing two bridges that not only make the site more accessible but complement the dramatic landscape at the Fairy Pools.

“Before the installation of the timber bridges, access across the burns was difficult in wet and high water conditions, causing habitat damage along the bank sides where visitors looked for a place to cross.

The improvements are part of a new project by the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland on the Skye Iconic Sites Project (SISP). The three stage project will see the restoration and development of Skye’s most iconic sites including the Fairy Pools, Old Man of Storr and the Quiraing.

Last month saw the official opening of the Quiraing footpaths with Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy Kate Forbes present.

Dougie Baird, CEO of Outdoor Access Trust Scotland said: “We’ve been hard at work installing two bridges that not only make the site more accessible but complement the dramatic landscape at the Fairy Pools.

“Before the installation of the timber bridges, access across the burns was difficult in wet and high water conditions, causing habitat damage along the bank sides where visitors looked for a place to cross.

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September 16, 2021 - In International, Listinga

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