Highlands & Islands

Plan to create arts collective in Wester Ross

Smithy retail units
Image caption Two retail units have been constructed near Lochcarron

A new arts and crafts collective could be set up in Wester Ross.

The co-operative would see artists and craftspeople sharing resources and work spaces at new retail units at the Smithy, near Lochcarron.

Kirkton Woodland and Heritage Group (KWHG) will hold a public meeting on 6 February to gauge interest.

KWHG's previous projects have included constructing a large treehouse as a community space for Lochcarron, Strathcarron and Kishorn.

Two retail units were built at the Smithy site with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and European Union funds cover the construction costs.

Business Kiki's Crafts opened in one of the units, while the other is still being developed.

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