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Local beauty spots to get National Geographic treatment

THE ICONIC National Geographic ‘yellow frames’ could soon be erected at two rural beauty spots across Fermanagh. 
The massive steel structures, modelled on the famous magazine’s front page yellow border,  frame the landscape beyond and act as focal points for visitors’ photos. 
A joint initiative between local action groups and the Department of Agriculture, the initiative is being rolled out in several districts across the North where the plan has already been approved. 
At the February meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, held in Enniskillen last week, it was revealed the rural locations for the yellow frames had been identified. 
Director of regeneration and planning Alison McCullagh said they had identified 25 possible locations in the district were identified by the Council, and that list has now been whittled down to a final five. 
Two of the five are in Fermanagh, Cuilcagh Mountain and Lough Navar. 
On Tuesday night the councillors agreed to approve the Council’s plans to progress the project. 
Popular on social media sites such as Instagram, the frames have proven popular in other parts of the world. The aim of the initiative is to boost tourism and increase the profile of the areas where they will be located. It is hoped the frames in the North will form part of a trail that will form part of a publicity campaign being developed by National Geographic on an international scale. 
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