Glen Vale Paths
The aim of the project is to upgrade the footpath into the Lomond Hills to allow access to walkers and mountain bikers. The upgraded path will provide access to the Lomond Hills for the local communities of Leslie, Glenrothes and Strathmiglo.
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14/10/2015 14:42: Communities Celebrate Footpath Funding AwardCommunities of Leslie, Glenrothes and Strathmiglo Celebrate Footpath Funding Award
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, lead partner of the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership is celebrating the news that it has received a £59,680 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project "Glen Vale Paths" project.
The aim of the project is to upgrade the footpath into the Lomond Hills to allow improved access to all user groups. The upgraded path will provide improved access to the Lomond Hills for the local communities surrounding the Lomond Hills and users from further afield who enjoy the challenges offered by this spectacular Landscape.
Ed Heather-Hayes, Programme Manager of the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership commented, “The grants provided by SITA Trust and our other funders will enable us to transform this badly eroded but popular route into a fit for purpose and durable path for the enjoyment of a wider range of users. As part of this project we have created a work placement for a young person, to gain valuable work experience of upland path construction alongside our contractor McGowan Outdoor Access.”
Marianne Ivin of SITA Trust added “The Lomond Hills are a beautiful asset of this region and walking the paths you can see the benefits that they provide; peace and tranquillity spring to mind! Living Lomonds is a great initiative and being able to fund part of this huge management plan is great for us and for the users who will directly benefit from the completed paths. SITA Trust provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”