Glen Ne­vis open­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

A NEW £600,000 riverside path and bridge in Glen Ne­vis will open this week­end.

Mu­sic will fill the Glen this Sun­day, June 18, for a com­mu­nity event to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the all-abil­i­ties cross­ing and path.

Fol­low­ing the 1.5km up­grade, a sec­tion of Glen Ne­vis is now within reach for wheelchair users, el­derly and frail vis­i­tors and fam­i­lies with young chil­dren.

The open­ing is be­ing spon­sored by part of the GFG Al­liance, the new own­ers of the Lochaber smelter.

GFG es­tates be­came the owner of a large part of the glen when the busi­ness bought the nearby smelter. GFG has pledged to work with com­mu­nity groups to make best use of the land for the ben­e­fit of Lochaber and the area’s econ­omy.

The scheme to cre­ate the path was led by the Ne­vis Part­ner­ship and The High­land Coun­cil, and funded by Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, The High­land Coun­cil, High­lands and Is­lands En­ter­prise, Sport Scot­land, Scot­tish Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme and Scot­tish Youth Hos­tel As­so­ci­a­tion.

The new route will be de­clared open by guest of honour, mu­si­cian and Oban Times colum­nist Robert Robert­son, who will cut the rib­bon be­fore Lochaber Schools Pipe Band marches across the new bridge.

The cer­e­mony will be fol­lowed by live mu­sic and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties around Glen Ne­vis Vis­i­tor Cen­tre from 11am to 2pm.

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