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Lovers Lane upgrade – Lumphanan

The upgrade and improvements to the Lovers Lane path were welcomed by the Lumphanan Community. Previously two old bridges had a step up onto them and both were in disrepair, the path had narrowed and was uneven. The aim of the project was to encourage greater access for people including the less-abled and those with […]...

Moray Way Development Project

On behalf of Moray Council COAT had been asked to project manage improvements to the Moray Way. Two distinct sections were identified for improvement one on the Moray Coast Trail near Lossiemouth and two on the Dava way south of Forrres. COAT were successful in applying for funds from Moray LEADER and the Legacy 2014 […]...

The Tarland Way

Three Phases of the Tarland Way have been completed culminating in over 4km of path work between Tarland and Aboyne. A number of funding partners were involved in the project these were the Climate Challenge Fund; Aberdeenshire LEADER; Aberdeenshire Council; Scottish Enterprise and Bancon Construction. The Tarland Community’s aspiration was to have a safe off […]...

Local MP Opens Path Link to Highland Society Bridge, Braemar

Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, formally opened the long awaited path linking Braemar to the Highland Society Bridge. The 1.2km route provides much needed and improved access for locals to the wider network from Glenshee Road, and had been identified as a high priority project by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT). The […]...

Highland Society Bridge to Glenshee Road, Braemar

A new 1200m link path has been created from the Highland Society Bridge over the Clunie Water to the Glenshee Road and ultimately up to the Queen’s Drive.                 The aspiration to complete a link path from the new bridge to the Glenshee Road was adopted in the Caringorms National Park Authority’s Core […]...

Tarland All-abilities Path

Alastrean Woods contains some beautiful woodland and fantastic views of Deeside. Existing trods however meant that it was not accessible to people of all-abilities. COAT took forward the project to develop a circular all abilities trail, covering some 1.2km. Development was done with the current all-abilities standards very much in mind, and a great deal […]...

Strathdon School Path

As part of the Cairngorms National Park (CNPA) core path planning process the Strathdon School path was high up the Strathdon communities list of priorities. Requests for improvements to the path to make it more user friendly to a greater number of people became a key aspiration. The path runs behind the local primary school […]...

Gynack Bridge Replacement, Kingussie

Background The lower footbridge spanning the Gynack Burn between the Cross Restaurant and Gynack Road was condemned over 2 years ago. The wooden bridge had been built on two sections of old railway line and the structure was not considered safe for public use with the timber itself worn and very slippy. Kingussie Community Development […]...

Historic bridge reopens in Cairngorms National Park

A historic bridge has reopened in the Cairngorms National Park thanks to the combined efforts of local groups. The Gynack Bridge crossing in Kingussie, which has been closed for two and a half years, was reopened yesterday (Tuesday) by Minister for the Environment Roseanna Cunningham. Roseanna Cunningham said: “I am delighted the Gynack Bridge is […]...