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Calanais visitor centre is to hold a recruitment event on Saturday (26 February) in a bid to end the uncertainty that has dogged the café, post office and visitor centre facilities.

Last week (Monday 14 February) management announced a prolonged closure of the centre, to put an end to an unpredictable series of closures caused by staff sickness and absences.

Using their social media pages, they said: “We are sorry to have to let everyone know that through ongoing staff shortages due to sickness, we are still not able to open the Calanais Visitor Centre as planned.

“To give everyone some certainty over our future opening hours, we have made the decision to remain closed until 30 March, when we will reopen fully for the rest of the year.”

More positively, they also announced the appointment of Donalda Williams as general manager, bringing a wealth of experience to the centre.

Donalda begins work on 21 March and will be at the centre of a new operation to recruit both a management team and centre staff for the 2022 season.

She’ll be at the visitor centre between 12 and 2pm on Saturday to meet anyone interested in taking any role within the organisation.

(Picture: Grant Hugh Jones)

Last week saw the launch of the centre’s new website at https://calanais.org, with a new logo and branding.

The website explains the ambition of Calanais 2025, a £5.3million redevelopment project planned to transform the centre.

Meanwhile the facilities remain closed, although the Stones are still freely available to visitors.