Planned improvements to the local paths network have taken a significant step forward with a planning application being submitted to Perth & Kinross Council for the upgrade and design for an all-abilities off road link from Lady Mary’s Walk to Turretbank Wood.
This new active travel route will link the Oakbank community with MacRosty Park via Turretbank Wood and makes use of parts of the disused railway line. It is being designed by Transport Planning & Engineering, a Scottish engineering consultancy renowned for applying all-round engineering innovation for the creation of improved access for walking, wheeling and cycling to benefit people and the environment.
The project, supported by local landowners Sir Brian and Lady Elizabeth Souter, Perth & Kinross Council and funded by The Ian Findlay Path Fund will see major improvements to the popular path. A 3D model, created by local company NeilsArt, is currently on display in the Drummond Arms display shop on Crieff High Street, showing the proposed design and the route the new path will take.
Jim Anderson of Crieff Community Trust said “ this new active travel path will improve access for all and will be an important element in our local path network.”