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Kilt Rock – Isle of Skye Closed With no Access or Parking Until May 2023  

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Due to construction work; Kilt Rock and the visitor car park remains closed until the end of May 2023.

A temporary Clearway Notice is in place, on the A855 Portree-Staffin-Uig Road (Kilt Rock) and parking is prohibited on the road or verge and enforceable by Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued by The Highland Council Traffic Enforcement Officers.

Over the Easter bank holiday weekend twelve vehicles were issued Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and fined £100.00 for breaching the temporary Clearway Notice (Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).

Cllr John Finlayson, Skye and Raasay Area Committee Chair, said:

“We urge the public not to visit Kilt Rock whilst under construction.

“Public safety is a priority and access via a live construction site strictly prohibited, there is no suitable parking available, and a clearway traffic notice is in place to prevent road or verge parking on A855 to mitigate road obstruction by vehicles during the closure of the Kilt Rock car park.

“Work on the new car park facilities is progressing well and once completed will offer great off road parking for visitors to enjoy the Kilt Rock experience.

“It is disappointing that road users are not taking individual responsibility for their behaviour; Police Scotland and the Council Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to take appropriate actions when the rules are not being followed.”

Cllr Calum Munro, Skye and Raasay Area Committee Member, said:

“Clear signage is in place to advise drivers/visitors that the car park is closed and a fence around the site erected.

“After a disruptive Easter Weekend, where members of the public were ignoring the signage, parking restrictions, and scaling the security fencing to access Kilt Rock, we urge people to abide the rules for their own safety and that of other road users.

“Those local to the Skye and Raasay area could also assist in spreading the word that Kilt Rock is closed for major improvement works until late May 2023.”

Whilst Kilt Rock is closed for construction work, visitors are kindly asked for public safety to avoid the area and visit one of the many attractions available across Skye and Raasay, such as The Old Man of Storr that has recently undergone major development works, offering visitor car parking and public amenities.

Information on The Old Man of Storr can be found on its new dedicated website – thestorr.com 

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