Caithness Horizons Optimism
The North Coast Visitor Centre will be operated by the council's arms-length leisure operator High Life Highland (HLH), with funding from the local authority and Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL).
The new joint partnership approach between Highland Council and DSRL will see each provide revenue funding for an initial three-year period.
Caithness Horizons closed its doors in February 2019, when the then operator ceased operations. In May that year, the council’s care, learning and housing committee agreed to commit to the reopening of the facility, with a capital investment of £200,000 for key building works.
Councillor Struan Mackie commented, "I am very optimistic with these plans and that Town the North Coast Visitor Centre will be a welcome addition to High Street and the Far North economy. Through the conversations I have had with High Life Highland I feel that the site is in good hands and I look forward to working with them closely in the coming months."