To the right of the road is the beautiful Plock of Kyle.
PLOCK OF KYLE
The Hamilton Park Trustees hold the Plock of Kyle in trust for the people of Kyle of Lochalsh. The Plock is a large area of land, around 60 – 80 acres, on the outskirts of the village at the access point to the Skye Bridge. It was bequeathed to the community in 1946 and since then has provided space for a range of facilities including a golf course, a viewpoint and picnic area and a path network, as well as giving access to the sea at Pladaig Bay.
The Plock is a remarkable natural heritage and community asset but it fell into disuse some years ago. With support from the Hamilton Park Trustees (HPT), Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust (KLCT) delivered a range of access improvements funded by Big Lottery which helped to open up the area and bring it back to community use. Our small group of conservation volunteers continue to meet every Tuesday morning to help to manage the area. To join our awesome team of Plock conservation volunteers just email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hamilton Park Trust and Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust are presently working on transferring the ownership of the Plock from HPT to KLCT which we hope to complete by September 2018.
With the support from Scottish Land Fund, we’ve also developed a Masterplan for the Plock and Toll Office which identified a way to develop the parkland sustainably and to create widespread benefits for the community. We are now applying for funding to employ new staff members and bring some of the projects to fruition. If you are keen to get involved in one or more of the projects please give us a shout!!
The Plock has been chosen as one of three local causes in 2018 by the Co-op. You can help us raise funds by choosing to support this project through your Co-op membership.