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Public invited to mark Speyside Way section revamp

By Lorna Thompson

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A CELEBRATORY event will be held in Moray to mark a Speyside Way upgrade.

A 10km section has been revamped as part of the £810,000 Speyside Low Carbon Hub project.

The stretch of path has been resurfaced, drainage has been improved, four timber bridges have been replaced, a suspension bridge has been repaired, and new fencing erected.

Residents and visitors are invited to attend the official re-opening between Craigellachie and Carron on Saturday, November 30.

People can join a guided walk with Rothes Walking Group, leaving from Fiddich car park and bound for Aberlour tearoom, or a family-friendly cycle ride led by Outfit Moray, leaving at 10am from Aberlour tearoom to Carron and back. To book a place on either activity, contact Moray Council’s sustainable travel officer, Janet MacDonald, at janet.macdonald@moray.gov.uk.

A 10km section of the Speyside Way, between Craigellachie and Carron, has been upgraded.
A 10km section of the Speyside Way, between Craigellachie and Carron, has been upgraded.

Soup, tea, coffee and cake will be provided at the tearoom in Aberlour between noon and 1.30pm.

Ms MacDonald said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the works done to the path, which will allow all users to actively travel in all weather conditions. I look forward to welcoming residents and visitors to the event."

The Speyside Low Carbon Hub project received funding as part of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. The fund was established by Transport Scotland from money awarded under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 programme and Transport Scotland. The projects are designed to enable everyday journeys to be taken by walking, cycling and public transport and to support the use of ultra-low emission vehicles on Scotland’s roads.

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