Revive Whale watching - Isle of Mull

Funded on Spacehive 23 July 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Revive Whale watching - Isle of Mull

Revive Whale watching - Isle of Mull

Lucy Norris By Lucy Norris

Build a new whale watching viewing platform on the Tobermory coast, Isle of Mull with several telescopes to view the local wildlife and coastal landscape from onshore.

Craignure Delivery stage

2
backers
£15,300
raised
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This project was funded on 23 Jul 2021!

This project proposes to build a curved wildlife viewing platform on the Tobermory coast, for people to immerse themselves into nature. There will also be 10 telescopes installed along the platform that people can use free of charge to enjoy the oceanic wildlife from the land. This aims to encourage people to spend more time outdoors engaging with nature and allows people who can't get out on a boat to see whales to still experience them in their natural habitat.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install 10 telescopes
  • Build a curved viewing platform
  • Install educational signs on local wildlife

Why it's a great idea:

Benefits: - Space for locals to come and enjoy scenery/wildlife. - Space for individuals who prefer to experience ocean wildlife from the land - New tourist attraction, boosting local economy - Educational spot for school trips - Bringing people closer to nature

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the telescopes
  • Installing telescopes
  • Installing viewing platform
  • Installing educational signposts
  • Promoting new space to community

Location Craignure

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Argyll and Bute Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,866

Viewing platform materials - £10,000 (67%)
Telescopes x10 - £3,000 (20%)
5 x signs - £1,000 (7%)
Other - £866 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

67%
Viewing platform materials
£10,000
20%
Telescopes x10
£3,000
7%
5 x signs
£1,000
6%
Other Read More
£866
  • Spacehive fees
    £722
  • VAT
    £144

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • extra telescopes
  • opening event

Total £14,866

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