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NC 500 - An Alternative View


The view expressed below appeared on the Facebook page of Cromarty Community Development Trust, with this comment from the Trust - 

"This is not the formal opinion of the Development Trust, but it is an interesting 'alternative view' about the NorthCoast500, presented here to stimulate discussion. Interestingly, it says that Iceland banned camper van camping outwith official sites following rapid expansion of their camper van tourism.  We're building a site in Cromarty, and it's obvious the pressures of tourism need to be managed in many countries. Cromarty welcomes tourism, and tourists support our local businesses; but communities should be able to choose how much tourism and what kind brings most benefits to our communities."

 

"The NC500 is a travesty. The idea of car touring holidays harkens back to the environmental ignorance of mid 20th century and is wholly unfit for these days of an unfolding environmental catastrophe. VisitScotland, the Scottish Government, and all those who lend their name to promoting this anachronism, should be ashamed of themselves."


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The Black Isle


People travel more than ever before.  Getting to work, the school run, shopping, going out, practically everything we do can seem to involve getting behind the wheel.

From being a relative backwater just a couple of decades ago, the Black Isle has become a busy through route and commuter zone.  

Traffic jams, pollution and growing vulnerability to fuel price hikes are among the pressures taking their toll on local motorists.

We're working to boost more sociable, savvy ways of travelling on the Black Isle.


Contact  info@transitionblackisle.org  to share your ideas and find out more.


 

 

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