Glen Nevis opening
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.