Scottish Crannog Centre relocation plans lodged
Plans have been submitted to rebuild and relocate the fire-hit Scottish Crannog Centre near Kenmore.
Under proposals designed by LDN Architects, the new centre will be built on the other side of Loch Tay.
It comes nearly a year after the crannog – a wooden replica of an Iron Age water dwelling – was destroyed in a huge fire.
Plans were already underway to move the museum from Kenmore to Dalerb before the blaze – but those proposals have now been accelerated.
The development will be split into two phases with the first – costing £2.7 million – lodged with Perth and Kinross Council.
That will include the construction of a new crannog over the water, along with an Iron Age village, roundhouse and visitor centre – featuring a cafe, retail space, museum and office.
The second phase would see the site further developed to include an upgraded visitor centre, accommodation, commercial units and permanent car parking and footpaths, at an overall cost of £12.5m.
A statement submitted with the plans says museum bosses want the Scottish Crannog Centre to be the “most sustainable museum” in the country.
It adds: “It is anticipated that it will accommodate up to 80,000 visitors per annum.”