Provost Walk Grand Opening Phase 2

MVIMG_20180818_141154Auchterarder Sports and Recreation held an event a Primrose Park recently which celebrated their hard work and efforts in fundraising and creating phase 2 of the Provost Walk footpath. To date the path has had  £595,000 with in excess of £500,000 pounds needed to upgrade phase 3 – the most ambitious phase yet.

There was a very good turn out with support from lots of different organisations providing different experiences and showing how they supported the project in different ways from Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust  who supported the group in fundraising and delivery, to funders such as Sustrans, local councillors and also the contractor who delivered the works . There were some fantastic bikes t supported those with support needs as well electric bikes. The electric bikes are free to hire for Auchterarder residents at Synergy Cycles in the town which is a great resource for a local community to have.

Julia and Jane who are co-chairs of the group deservedly opened this phase of the path as it has taken a huge amount of their time and effort for it to come to fruition.

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It is great to see communities being celebrated for their hard work and here is looking forward to the completion of Phase 3!

 

Scything Route 77

Eat your heart out Poldark... this is how it is done!

Eat your heart out Poldark… this is how it is done!

A group of Sustrans volunteers sharpened their scythes to regenerate wild flower meadow land along the cycle track behind the Inveralmond Industrial Estate during October.  The group have been focusing their efforts on a five mile stretch of traffic free National Cycle Route 77, beyond the North Inch, over the last year, as part of  the Sustrans ‘Greener Greenways’ project. The project aims to protect and enhance biodiversity along the cycle route.

Volunteers have been given extensive training in species identification, including mammals, amphibians, bees, butterflies, birds, lichen,  fungi, trees, wild flowers and cyclists. Regular surveys throughout the year contribute to a Biodiversity Management Plan and some fun work days.

If you are interested in finding out more about Scything visit 

www.scytheassociation.org