‘Go before you go’ as loos still shut
Residents planning on heading to one of Perth and Kinross’s Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) sites are being urged to“go before they go”this weekend.
The organisation managed to open a number of its visitor centres on Wednesday this week, including Queen’s View Visitor Centre in Highland Perthshire
The majority of car parks are also now open, as the region begins to emerge from the coronavirus restrictions.
However, anyone planning on visiting this week are being warned toilet facilities will not start to reopen in a phased manner until Monday.
FLS said it took a“Herculean effort” to get 95 per cent of its car parks, most of its visitor centres and almost all its mountain bike trails open earlier this week.
The organisation manages the likes of Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park, Craigvinean, Dalerb, Weem, Drummond Hill and Grandtully, as well as Queen’s View.
FLS chief executive Simon Hodgson said:“Our staff have done an amazing job in getting us to the point where we are ready to welcome visitors back and I am delighted to say that now – in the new normal -we are open for business.
“However, this is a critical juncture in Scotland’s recovery. Progress to date could easily be reversed so it is vital that everyone plans ahead, has alternative options ready in case they arrive at a site that is already too busy and that they follow the latest Scottish Government guidance.”
Residents are recommended to use the‘Our Forest’search facility on the FLS website to ensure that a planned day out becomes a great day out.