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Bhaltos Outdoor Learning Centre

We have been appointed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to design a new Outdoor Education Centre at Bhaltos on the Isle of Lewis. It will replace the existing derelict school building on the site which has undergone a number of piecemeal modifications over the years and has since fallen into a state of disrepair.

This project is an opportunity to provide an important new destination in the Western Isles, and our proposals use the wider area around the building to make the absolute maximum out of its location. The centre will attract new visitors and outdoor enthusiasts to the area, as well as enhance the available amenities for the local communities. It will truly complement existing and developing local sports whilst at the same time providing an important educational role.

The centre will introduce different types of physical activity, teach new skills and inform visitors about the important surrounding landscape and its natural and built heritage. 


Bhaltos, Isle of Lewis

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