From Dale Meegan, Chair, WACDC:Thanks to a grant from the Scottish charity Paths For All and permission from Ardnamurchan Estate, the Kilchoan Primary school children will soon have a safe route between the school and their sports hall facilities at the Community Centre.
The plan to make an accessible and safe route will mean that the children no longer have to walk along a stretch of winding single track road which has no pavements or significant verges, and is also the vehicular access road to the Community Centre, playpark, sports field, Learning Centre and the ferry - so it can be very busy, especially in the summer months. Adults will also benefit from the new route which joins the back of the Kilchoan Hotel grounds and allows everyone to avoid the narrow road junction with Pier Road.
The grant, which was successfully applied for by West Ardnamurchan Community Development Company, will provide materials for a bridge over the burn to be reinstated along with new pedestrian gates and a pathway. Most importantly the community will be doing all the work. Volunteers are being recruited for a working party one weekend in September, so please let us know if you would like to help. Email WACDC at firstname.lastname@example.org