A major project to celebrate our heritage and create an asset for locals and visitors alike.

The Broadford Bay Heritage Trail Project was developed to raise awareness of the area’s archaeological, industrial, maritime and cultural heritage.  It also aimed to encourage more people to access and become more involved in their heritage.

The trail links key sites and themes located around three miles of Broadford Bay. The ambitious project included paths, interpretation panels, the restoration of an archaeological site and a footbridge. The facilities created by the project continue to be much enjoyed today.

Liveras Cairn and Ashaig Well form the two ends of the Trail. The Liveras Cairn is a nationally important roadside Neolithic chambered cairn which was discovered in 1832. The stone well at Ashaig is a key site relating to the seventh century introduction of Christianity. Through this project these areas were cleared and stabilised, securing custodianship of these assets into the future.
Another part of the project was the Marble Line foot bridge. It was built on the site of an earlier bridge that serviced the marble industry in Strath. This new bridge provided people with a link between Broadford Pier and the village without having to walk along the busy trunk road.
The project raised awareness within the local community of the unique heritage of Broadford and its harbour. It was supported by a variety of local community groups.

More information

Contact us at: mail@broadfordandstrath.org


Time frame: 2007 – 2011

Location: Broadford and Breakish

Benefits to the community: Link from Broadford Pier to Ashaig Well providing footpaths, footbridge and restoration of archaeological site. 


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