NG6423 : A lot of vans

taken 2 years ago, near to Broadford/An t-Ąth Leathann, Highland, Great Britain

A lot of vans
A lot of vans
This is one of the public car parks in Broadford. Just now, almost every space is taken by vans belonging to the multitude of workers who are doing their best to get the newly refurbished Co-op store and petrol station ready for opening in just a few days time.
The canopy of the new petrol station can be seen in the background.
Broadford Supermarket

Broadford village stands on the A87, which is the only access road for all visitors to the Isle of Skye (travelling by road) who wish to see the northern two thirds of the island.
The Broadford supermarket is the only large grocery shop for some distance, and its petrol station is the only 24-hour fuel facility on Skye. It is a busy place!
The shop was probably built in the mid-1970s at the same time as a petrol station opened alongside (then named Sutherlands Garage). For a while, the garage also operated a gift shop in about half of the shop building, and was known as 'Skye Surprises'. The Co-op grocery store occupied the other half of the building.
In about 2009, the premises were significantly refurbished, with Skye Surprises disappearing, and the Co-op being expanded to occupy the entire shop.
In winter 2018/19 a further major refurbishment is taking place. The old petrol station has been completely demolished, and a new larger forecourt is being created, with additional pumps and larger queuing space.
The shop is to remain open throughout the refurbishment, but with a temporarily reduced trading area. A temporary diesel-only fuel pump is being installed in the car park.
When it re-opens, the new shop will retain approximately the same floor area as before, but will have been reconfigured and updated.
A new entrance porch is being erected which will modernise the appearance of the front of the original building.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 March, 2019   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 20 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Construction, Development 
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Car Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6426 2351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.4820N 5:54.5240W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 6422 2352
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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