Visitor numbers down

THERE was a big drop in the number of visitors to the Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, new figures show.

Moyle Council statistics outline that in the 2011/12 financial year there were 13,888 people through the doors but in the 2012/13 year it was 10,967.

The centre opens for around six months each year.

This year the centre opened on March 30 and will be open from 9.30am-5pm every day up to Sunday September 15.