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A New Retail Park for Fort William

If you are planning to visit the Scottish Highlands anytime soon, there is certainly plenty to see and do in this stunning part of the world. If you love the outdoors, then this is one place you definitely want to add to your bucket list. And even in the winter, there is plenty on offer in the Highlands,with fabulous skiing and other winter-focussed activities available.

Nevertheless, if you would prefer a more relaxed time where you can simply take in the spectacular scenery, then a fabulous river cruise could be the perfect option. At Clyde Cruises, we have a range of wonderful river cruises available for the entire family. Our cruises will allow you to see the magnificent Highlands in all their glory from the comfort of one of our fabulous boats.

Enjoying the Highlands

While river cruises are a great way to marvel at this beautiful part of the world, there are many other things to see and do. There are plenty of attractions available in towns such as Inverness, Aviemore and Fort William, meaning that you will never get bored on a Scottish Highlands trip.

Those planning to visit the area in 2017 will have even more things to occupy themselves with now that work on the new retail park in Fort William has finally started. This development was due to be completed by the end of 2016, but construction was delayed due to the discovery of fibre optic cables under some parts of the site.

Plans had to be changed, and a roundabout moved ten metres so that the cables could be accessed by BT as and when necessary. The result of the delay meant that the retail park would not be ready until the summer of 2017.

Preparatory Works

Locals and tourists will be delighted to hear that preparatory works are already underway and construction is set to begin in early 2017. Alex Brodie, director of Morbaine, the company developing the site said, “The programme of work under way now will also include the roads which will provide access to the retail park, and that will begin once the final approval documentation has arrived from Transport Scotland which we expect imminently.”

Making the Most of Your Visit

For those who love to shop, the news that there will be a retail park opening in one of the Highlands’ biggest towns is welcome news. It will only add to their experience of the area. However, there are some who want to get away from shops when they travel to this part of the world.

If you want to relax and make the most of your visit, have a look at our range of wonderful cruises. They are an ideal way to see more of the Highlands and are fun for all the family.



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