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OATS in search of a Fairy Pool of staff

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS), a leading environmental charity promoting sustainable public access throughout Scotland, is looking for operatives to assist in the smooth running of the Fairy Pools Car Park facility near Glenbrittle, on the Isle of Skye. 

Willie Grant, the new Fairy Pools Facility Manager and a former Senior Service Supervisor in the oil and gas industry, who was born and brought up in Carbost, Skye, said: “We are looking to recruit a number of part-time operatives for the Fairy Pools Car Park at Glenbrittle, here on Skye.   The Fairy Pools is one of Scotland’s most popular and remote visitor attractions and our staff are essential to the effective running of the car park operation that accommodates as many as 180,000 annual visitors as they make their way to this iconic location. 

“We are looking for confident communicators, who are positive and energetic and can work both independently and as part of a small team. Local knowledge is a bonus but not essential.  It is also the perfect opportunity to work in a stunningly beautiful outdoor landscape whilst meeting people from all over the world.”

Working alongside the Fairy Pools Facility Manager, the flexible part-time positions, requiring occasional weekend work, are essential to the effective day-to-day running of the car park and toilet facility.  Duties include:

  • Meeting and greeting customers, making recommendations on how best to enjoy their Fairy Pools experience, and providing information and advice on other local visitor attractions.
  • Correctly guiding vehicles into parking spaces in order to maximise capacity.
  • Keeping the car park, toilets, and toilet building clean and tidy.
  • Working with the Facility Manager to ensure that ticket machines are working properly.

OATS will provide outdoor clothing and PPE to all operatives working at The Fairy Pools.

For more information or to apply for the part-time positions at The Fairy Pools parking and toilets facility, please contact Fairy Pools Facility Manager, Willie Grant – E: [email protected] | M:07957 219941 | M: 07810 465007


Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected] | M: +44 (0)7913 951717

Notes to Editors:

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland (OATS) is an environmental charity promoting sustainable public access throughout Scotland.  It innovates, develops, builds, and repairs paths and trailhead facilities and fixes mountain habitats.

The new car park and toilet facility at The Fairy Pools, a community and environmental charity-led project, was officially opened by Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes on Monday 12 July 2021.  Ms Forbes visited the site which had benefited from an £800,000 investment in the development of a 140-space car park and off-grid toilet block. The new facilities mean that the site can now safely accommodate 200,000 visitors a year.

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