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Another giant step for Peffery Way path project linking Dingwall and Strathpeffer as £20K FCC Communities Foundation grant helps complete section ar Blairninich


By Hector MacKenzie

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Peffery Way Association trustees Nessa Findlay and Ron McAulay on a section of the route between Strathpeffer and Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay
Peffery Way Association trustees Nessa Findlay and Ron McAulay on a section of the route between Strathpeffer and Dingwall. Picture: Callum Mackay

ANOTHER section of an off-road path linking Dingwall and Strathpeffer has been completed.

The Peffery Way Association (PWA) was formed in 2015 with the sole aim of creating an all-abilities cycle and footpath between the two communities. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many hailed it “a lifeline”.

The new 360m Blairninich section was boosted by £20,000 from the FCC Communities Foundation.

Ron McAulay, chairman of the PWA, said: “We are most grateful to the FCC Communities Foundation for their funding support. This award has enabled us to complete the improvement of the original Victorian railway drainage, construct this new section of path with all-ability gradient, surface, and provide new fencing along the route. We are delighted with this progress during such challenging times, when access to our countryside is even more important than ever to support our mental and physical health and wellbeing.”

FCC Communities grant manager, Cheryl Raynor, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Peffery Way Association in creating better access and recreational opportunities for the community; it’s great news to hear that this section of path is now complete.”

The Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.

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