Tiree Access Project
- Public Commission
- Isle of Tiree
- May 2011
Roots Design Workshop were commissioned by the local Rural Development Trust (RDT) to help map and visualise their coastal access project.
Tiree’s increasing popularity as a tourist destination in recent years has intensified the use of the sensitive habitats of the island, namely its beaches and machair. Problems of erosion, loss of habitat and disturbance to wildlife and livestock has lead the RDT to examine ways of solving these issues.
Roots Design Workshop, along with Architectural Designer Iain Carroll, spent a weekend on the island with the local Access Officer and members of the RDT to record the sites and the suggested proposals. This record was then developed into a public exhibition to help to raise the issue with the Community and encourage discussion on the proposals. The exhibition was well attended with positive feedback received on the presentation and the proposals themselves.
The Regional Development Trust is continuing to develop the project.
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