Whiteshore Path re-opened in Tarbert

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Published Date: 

1 Aug 2012 - 10:04

The beautiful and popular Whiteshore path on the North side of East Loch Tarbert has been re-opened by Lead Councillor for Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands (MAKI) Anne Horn. It had been damaged by time, weather and its use by many people over recent years.  Early in 2012 Argyll and Bute Council’s access team asked Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise to re-instate it to its original condition which has now been completed.  The walk is now available for public use.

Lead Councillor for MAKI, Anne Horn said, “As part of the works the team at Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise replaced many broken and rotten boards on the bridge and the boardwalks, drained a number of wet areas, placed new stepping stones, and replaced the picnic bench at the end of the walk at Whiteshore itself. I’d like to thank the team for their hard work as the path is really looking fantastic and I’d encourage people to use it.”

Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise is a successful social enterprise based in Lochgilphead, Blarbuie Woodland, by the hospitals with the working squad consisting of a number of people with long-term health problems.  The team has worked on a number of access projects in Mid Argyll which has allowed it to gain considerable experience in creating and maintaining public access through highly sensitive woodland terrain.