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John O'Groats to get £6 million revamp

Posted by Linda Davidson

Caravanners planning a trip to John O'Groats may soon see the area transformed.

The most north-easterly point in Britain is a favourite with tourists, including Heki caravan rooflights owners, as it offers fantastic views but the run down resort will soon be on the receiving end of a £6 million facelift, according to the Daily Mail.

In 2010, the area was the named as the winner of the Carbuncle Award for being the country's most gloomy place, however the local refused to accept it and the tourist board has high hopes that investment can transform its lacklustre reputation.

Several neglected buildings in the resort, including hotels and holiday retreats, will receive much needed redevelopment with the money.

"This is the first holistic plan to be put forward and we hope it will encourage tourists to stay in the area for two to five days rather than just passing through," Carole Gunn, head of transformational projects at the Highlands and Islands Enterprise told the source.

During Sport Relief in March last year, a team of celebrities cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End to raise money for charity.