Rotary Maze ready for summer
The Rotary Maze at Ferrycroft in Lairg has received its spring clipping (Thank you to Chris of Highlife Highland for all his hard work). Hopefully in 4 to 6 weeks new buds will appear and the maze will fill out.
The Geo Cache, situated in the middle of the maze, has already been used this year and its visitor book is filling up. The Rotary bench is in full use. Grandfathers and grandmothers can sit and watch their grandchildren on the zip wire and a young lady was even seen using it from which to mount her horse!
The sheep in the photo is there to remind people that the largest single day sheep sale in Europe is held in Lairg every August.
The Ferrycroft Centre, which is run by Highlife Highland, will reopen on the 1st of April. For those of you who have not visited Ferrycroft it contains a wonderful pictorial history of Lairg and area through the ages, an exhibition of when the railways came to Lairg, and the asteroid exhibition. Lairg was hit by an asteroid 1.2 billion years ago and the interpretation boards situated outside, which were designed by the local primary school, are colourful and instructive.
The centre contains a tourist information office, selling many items of locally produced goods, and tea, coffee and chocolate to die for are available at all times. There is also free Wi-Fi. Visitors can also a lovely walk through the woods (wheelchair friendly) to the dam. It is a circular journey and comes back along little Loch Shin. Time to walk - about an hour. It is a dog walkers paradise.