Urge Highland Council to help us re-open access, both vehicle and under the Land Reform Act (Scotland)2003,for all to visit a much loved local landmark

  • by: Betty Smith
  • recipient: Convenor of The Highland Council

The road to Rubha Reidh has been used for 100 years for locals and visitors alike to get to this much loved local landmark and beauty spot and the coast beyond. Now one of the many authorised users and one who pays no contribution into maintenance costs of the private road from Melvaig to Rubha Reidh is trying to stop all vehicle access to Rubha Reidh limiting access to the very fit who can walk or cycle the 7 mile round trip - the other authorised users are happy with the situation as it has always been - drive it at your own risk! To stop this happening the community want to lobby the Highland Council to adopt the road to open up access for all. Please sign - the stronger the lobby the better!

Thanks you so much for your support - we are almost there!  The Highland Council has recognised the road as a 'right of public passage' and it is now registered by them as an unadopted road. The public have spoken!

We would like to replace the present aggressive signs with welcoming signage, parking signs and interpretive panels.

We're raising £2500 to be

administered by Gairloch Community Council and Melvaig Common Grazings to preserve and maintain community and public vehicular access to Rua Reidh - a beautiful lighthouse located in Gairloch, Wester Ross. Please donate to my JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/sophia-shafi?utm_id=2 Thanks for your support

Update #24 years ago
Thanks to all for your support - this case is still ongoing but the petition is now over its set target of 2000 signatures and will be presented to the Highland Council Convener on the end date of the 19th September. The Highland Council is key in the effort to restore rightful access for all at Rubha Reidh and they cannot ignore the public feeling expressed here! Any more news after this message will be posted on Ruareidhroad facebook page.
Update #15 years ago
Thank you all!
Highland Council agrees the road is a 'public right of passage' and is an 'unadopted Road'. This is a road with public vehicular access but is privately maintained.
Gairloch C C and Melvaig Grazings want to replace aggressive signs with welcoming signage, parking signs and interpretive panels. We're raising £2500 to preserve and maintain public vehicular access
Please donate to JustGiving and help make it happen:


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