Perthshire Advertiser

‘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.

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