Chanonry Point lies at the end of a spit of land known as Chanonry Ness, which extends south into the Moray Firth and is within walking distance of the Ross-shire villages of Fortrose and Rosemarkie. The point has received international acclaim as one of the most regarded places in Europe to witness dolphins from the shore and as a result, is one of the top ten most popular visitor attractions in the Highlands, receiving approximately 120,000 – 140,000 visitors per year. As a consequence, the sheer volume of traffic has given rise to a range of problems for golfers, those living at the point and the unknown number of visitors who are unable to get a parking space.
The Highland Council has appointed horner+maclennan to prepare two sketch proposals to help address the issue of problem parking and to provide Chanonry Point with a sympathetic ‘face-lift’ that reflects the importance of the place as a valued tourist attraction.
The sketch proposals will be displayed for a week of public consultation, in the main entrance area at Fortrose Leisure Centre, together with a questionnaire, during the week commencing 9th June. There will be an all-day drop-in session on Thursday 12th June, where the proposals can be discussed with both The Highland Council and horner+maclennan.
Following the public consultation event, all responses will be taken into account in the production of a final sketch proposal.