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Calanais Visitor Centre will be hosting two open days on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 October from 2-7pm, to update the local community about the Calanais 2025 redevelopment plans. 

This major investment into the area will boost the local economy and will transform the visitor centre into a 5-star facility for locals and visitors. 

The current buildings are to be remodelled and extended providing much improved café and shop space and a new exhibition space exploring the Stones.

On the open days, information boards will be on display giving details on the plans for the new centre, and members of the Urras nan Turschan board and team will be on hand to explain the project. 

Plus, on Tuesday 10 October, representatives of Historic Environment Scotland will be present to address any questions about conservation and future management of the Stones.

Chair of UnT, Ian Fordham, says “The Stones are looked after by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).  We have been in talks with HES for a number of years to make sure that our plan to redevelop the Calanais Visitor Centre delivers local economic benefit, improves the visitor experience and, importantly helps protect the Stones in the light of greatly increased visitor numbers”. 

Talks have reached the stage where constructive community consultation can begin to take place.  UnT look forward to providing more details about the exciting plans for the Calanais Visitor Centre and continues to be open to suggestions and feedback that can further improve the project.