Thursday, October 15th, 2015
When we first held a public consultation in the very early stages of the redevelopment project, the feedback we received stated that if the museum was to grow, we would also have to address the lack of car parking in Kilmartin village. We agree, as there is already lack of parking at the museum. We do not have enough space to accommodate seasonal visitors and we lose customers.
It hasn’t been easy, as there are very few suitable sites close to the museum and we do not want to negatively impact on residents or visitors experience of Kilmartin Glen. We have made a proposal for a site we feel might be suitable as an overflow car park for when the spaces at the museum are full. Based on a suggestion from an earlier consultation, we placed hay bales at the site to represent parked cars so that everyone could get an idea of how it might look.
Last Monday, we held a further consultation event and we met with our neighbours and members of the public from further afield to discuss this proposal. It was a very useful evening and lots of people turned up to talk to us, give us their views and complete a questionnaire. We will be collating the responses over the coming weeks.