Fly me through Dunoon

Plan to take town to new heights

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN AM­BI­TIOUS new project is on the hori­zon for Dunoon, with plans to take the Ar­gyll town to new heights.

Bren­don Wal­lace, founder and man­ag­ing part­ner of BC Tech­nolo­gies, has lived in the area for the past 15 years and has an­nounced his ‘ex­cit­ing new vi­sion’ for the town.

The vi­sion is to in­stall a ca­ble car sys­tem from Dunoon to the top of the hills above the town, with a vis­i­tor her­itage centre and cafe at the top.

This will also al­low vis­i­tors to ex­plore new trails that for many would oth­er­wise be out of reach on foot or by bike.

The pro­pos­als also in­clude a 4km zip line from Bishop’s Seat, over the Bishop’s Glen to the shore at Dunoon’s West. There would also be an Alpine Coaster – a grav­ity-driven ride with bob­sled-like cars on tracks – that will snake its way through the wood­land.

But be­fore Mr Wal­lace and his team’s vi­sion can be­come a re­al­ity, the for­est above the town and down to To­ward needs to be ac­quired.

The Na­tional For­est Land Scheme gives the com­mu­nity the chance to buy Na­tional For­est Land where they can pro­vide in­creased pub­lic ben­e­fits and they hope the com­mu­nity can ac­quire the Cor­larach for­est, al­low­ing ac­cess to the for­est and the hills be­tween Dunoon and To­ward, over­look­ing Bute.

A pub­lic meet­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion will be held on the scheme on Tues­day Au­gust 15 at the Burgh Hall, Dunoon, start­ing at midday.

Former Sky tele­vi­sion chair­man Nick Ferguson will speak at a 6pm meet­ing later that day at the same venue.

To find out more about the project visit www.the­dunoon­pro­ject.org.uk.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the ca­ble car pro­posal.

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