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Visitors to Glenmore in the Cairngorms National Park will be able to take advantage of much more that the area has to offer thanks to a new look Visitor Centre near Loch Morlich that opens its doors next week (16 April).
Each year Glenmore attracts around 1million visits from people making it one of Scotland’s most popular attractions.
Forestry Commission Scotland has refurbished its Glenmore Visitor Centre to focus it entirely on making sure the tourists and visitors get the most out of their time in the area.
Duncan Bryden, Convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority, said:
“We are delighted to support this great investment in the Park by the Commission and it’s fair to say that they have gone back to basics at Glenmore – but in a good way! The existing building looks almost unchanged from the outside, but much better use has been made of the available space inside.
“There is now a larger café area but the real focus has been on improving and re-equipping the centre so visitors can easily learn more about enjoying this very special place. Covering Glenmore and its forest, the local area and the wider Cairngorms National Park, it really provides an excellent overview of the wide range of activities, locations and resources on offer.”
The Visitor Centre information point will continue to sell a small number of items that will be appropriate to visitors needs such as maps and guide books.
Brian Duff, for the Commission’s team in Glenmore,
“It’s a three way win: we get back to what we do best, visitors get a comprehensive information service, and – through promoting local attractions, recreational opportunities and all the good reasons or staying in the area – local businesses will also feel the benefit.”
The refurbished Visitor Centre will officially open for business on Wednesday 16 April and will open from 9.00am until 5.30 daily until the end of October, then 9.00 till 4.00.
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh