Long Overdue


John O'Groats probably one of the places in Scotland not just the Highlands that is known through out the WorldThe Name is iconic but the place itself has lot to be desired. There must be many people that travel the Highlands and the North Coast 500 and pencil in John O'Groats as a must visit. Luckily for those that visit the Stacks of Duncansby is not to far away as many must be disappointed at what they expected to find at John O'GroatsFor many years it has been in decline and although there have been steps to improve it with the introduction of the stunning Natural Retreats Self Catering Apartments not a lot else has happened that can be described a positiveSo it was great to read that Agents have been appointed to attract new investors and developers to realise “ambitious” plans for expansion at the iconic locationOutline planning consent is now in place for a masterplan development which proposes a structure formed around a series of six zones: harbour front and public realm; central core; natural retreats site; artisans and craftsmen; events field; and residential quarterWe shall see how far this goes and what we will get out of it but for the sake of John O'Groats I sincerely hope they get it right Finally"