Skeld Waterfront Trust - Skeld Amenities Building

Skeld Waterfront Trust is a community social enterprise formed to regenerate the area around a former fishing station at Skeld, and to develop the tourism potential of the area. The Trust has constructed and successfully manages a 53 berth marina and the only recognised caravan and camping park on Shetland’s Westside.

In 2005 a community consultation together with feedback from campsite users identified a need for better services for the increasing number of visitors, including showers, accessible toilets, laundry and kitchen facilities and a chemical waste disposal unit. With the help of £13,048 of funding from LEADER matched by funding from Shetland Islands Council the Trust built an Amenities Building incorporating all of these facilities adjacent to the caravan park, campsite and marina.

The Amenities Building opened in 2009 and immediately generated very positive feedback from visitors and additional income for the Trust. Local visitors benefit from the accessible public toilets particularly on the occasion of the annual Skeld Regatta.

With the Amenities Building fully operational the Trust’s Waterfront Complex has now been awarded a 3 star Visit Scotland status. This has helped to develop Skeld as a tourist destination and thereby boost the local economy.

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