Funding for path upgrade in Lomonds

Funding has been awarded for path upgrades
Funding has been awarded for path upgrades

The communities of Leslie, Glenrothes and Strathmiglo will soon be able to explore more of the local area on foot, thanks to a £59,680 award from SITA Trust.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, lead partner of the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership, has secured the funding for its ‘Glen Vale Paths’ project.

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 said: “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: “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 provided such worthy projects with more than £1.4 billion.”