Tarbert has new path through village

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Published Date: 

21 Feb 2012 - 12:34

A new path in Tarbert is open for all to use. It links the Academy and the sports pitches and pavilion and is suitable for walkers, cyclists, joggers and dog walkers who can use the path as a short cut across the village. There is better lighting, surfacing and drainage on the path and around the area.

The £95,000 project has been funded by Argyll and Bute Council, The Scottish Government, Leader and Sustrans with the funding secured by the council’s Strategic Transportation Team.

The project was the brainchild of the Tarbert and Skipness Community Trust and Tarbert Academy as part of their Tarbert Academy Wildlife and Nature Initiative (TAWNI) which includes the development of an outdoor classroom and environmental projects. The path also means the school has safer access to the sports pitches in all weathers.

Chair of the Mid Argyll Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee, Councillor Donald MacMillan, said “I am delighted to see the path opened in Tarbert as it will be of tremendous merit to everyone in the community and a safe passage between the Academy and Pavilion. I would like to congratulate the community for their good work and forward thinking.”