Published: 11/07/2017 11:00 - Updated: 07/07/2017 16:29

Passport idea launched on tourist route

Written byRachel Treasurer


The North Coast 500 route is proving popular.
The North Coast 500 route is proving popular.

SCOTLAND’S answer to Route 66 has launched its very own passport to help visitors keep track of their bucket list experiences.

The North Coast 500 (NC500) passport includes 25 recommended stop-over points along the route, including extraordinary views, attractions and experiences that shouldn’t be missed.

While on their journey tourists will be able to have their passports stamped at various businesses around each stop making them official NC500 passport holders for life – if they can collect all 25.

Special attractions include the Inverness Floral Hall and Botanical Gardens with their final stop being at the Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord where holders can claim a free NC500 engraved glass by showing staff four photographs they have taken along their trip.

Another stop along the way for tourists is at the GlenWyvis Distillery in Dingwall which offers up a full range of NC500 clothing for visiting tourists to buy.

Managing director of NC500 Tom Campbell is pleased to launch the exciting new initiative.

“Our new passport scheme is a really fun way of telling visitors about some of the amazing attractions and hidden gems on the North Coast 500, and helping them write their North Highlands bucket list,” he said.

“We want people to spend at least a week exploring the delights of the route, taking their time to appreciate all the rich history and beautiful scenery that can be found along the way.

“Within the passport you’ll find information on each of the stamping points, as well as recommended detours from the route, places to stay, and local activities and restaurants.

“We hope lots of visitors will sign up for one for their trip and become lifelong North Coast 500 Passport Holders.”

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