North Coast 500 News
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The North Coast 500 is a scenic route in the Scottish Highlands that covers over 500 miles of beautiful coastline, rugged mountains, and stunning lochs. The area is known for its diverse wildlife, including many species of birds. Here are some of the birds you might see on the North Coast 500:
Preventing people from travelling in level four lockdown areas comes into force in Scotland on Boxing day.
The North Coast 500 in Scotland will be in level 4 of Scotland’s coronvirus alert system frommidight on Boxing day 2020.
It is against the law to travel unless there is a “reasonable excuse” – so how is that defined?
Get Your Fish & Chips On Scotland's Route 66
Best Fish and chips shops on the North Coast 500 fish & chips have long been an excellent meal choice for those who just want a quick and tasty takeaway meal. On the NC500 in the Scottish Highlands, we are lucky enough to have several good quality fish and chip shops all along the highland's coastal route, also known as Scotland's Route 66. Most of them use award-winning local fish and potatoes, but it is the location that makes them taste so good. These chippies keep the customers coming back for more. We have created a directory of the best chippies on Scotland's ultimate road trip for you to try.
The Highland Council has decided to introduce a tariff at EV charge points, starting on 1 June 2021.
The new tariff is intended to recover costs associated with the operation and upkeep of the network, transitioning Highland Council to a more sustainable operating model.
The number of EVs on the roads has doubled in the last year, therefore the risk in electricity supply will be upwards of those numbers without a tariff in place. The approach taken is fully endorsed by the Electric Vehicle Association Scotland and is designed to enable the Council to support and maintain the service offered, but also encourage best practice amongst users at charge points, facilitating all journeys.
Permitted Campervan Travel Times On The North Coast 500 This Week
Camper vana & motorhomes are now restricted from travelling on certain roads at specific times on the North coast 500, As from Monday 3rd of August the permitted travelling times for Campervans, caravenettes & motorhomes to be travelling on the NC 500 for this week beginning Monday 3rd of August. There is a one-way system in effect along the North Coast 500 therfore going round the route in an anti-clockwise direction is not advised and goes against Scottish Government guidance.
COVID-19 Recovery Phases For NC500 & The Scottish Highlands
While travelling On Scotland's North Coast 500 Always Respect The New Rules & Guidelines - Stay Safe See You Soon.
Although the North Coast 500 which is also now known Scotlands Route 66 has been closed the last few months, we have always known that this amazing coastal route around the highlands of Scotland will soon reopen with more incredible adventures for visitors and local business to return to a new normal, the mountains and lochs are still as beautiful as before if anything this will bring a more positive attitude for locals and tourists alike. You can find some information below on what will open and at what stage, So if you are planning a trip within Scotland? It has moved a step closer.
Scotland's North Coast 500 tourist route set to reopen by mid-July.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. Not all businesses on the North Coast 500 are operating as advertised due to the current Coronavirus situation. Please see the latest advice on travel and booking.
All being well More than two-thirds of businesses around this 516 mile tourist route around the Scottish highland's (The North Coast 500 - NC500) are getting ready to reopen as soon as they are given the all-clear by the Scottish Government. The whole of the Scottish Highland's has welcomed the recent announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, of the provisional date of 15th July when tourism businesses may be able to resume operations.