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Focus on paths in Mid Ross

Issued: 5 Mar 2007

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on the development of a Core Paths Plan for Mid Ross.

The Highland Council is undertaking consultations with communities to help decide its Core Paths Plan, which is a requirement of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The consultations in Mid Ross will take place in Dingwall, Marybank, Alness, Evanton, Garve and Strathpeffer starting on 14th March until 25th April, 2007.

Philip Waite, Highland Council's Ross and Cromarty Access Officer said: "Many people walk, cycle or horse ride for many reasons, to keep fit, to go to the shops, walk the dog or just to enjoy the countryside. If you do any of this, then Core Paths are important for you.

"The Mid Ross Path Network is going to be a very important part of the Core Paths Plan. However as Core Paths can be everyday functional paths as well as recreational paths, we need to update the information on all the paths people use.

"The Core Paths will be the most important paths within a wider path network and they will not be allowed to be blocked and will be the priority for maintenance. They will be shown on Ordnance Survey maps and will be signposted. The Council needs as many people as possible to help decide which ones they should be!"

There will be drop-in events during the first date at each location between 10am and 6pm followed by participatory evening meetings at 7.30pm at the following locations and dates:

  • Dingwall Town Hall, on the 14th and 21st March;
  • Marybank Village Hall on the 15th and 22nd March;
  • Alness Averon Centre on the 20th and 26th March;
  • Evanton Cornerstone Caf~ on the 21st and 28th March;
  • Garve Village Hall on the 23rd March and 4th April; and
  • Strathpeffer Community Centre on the 19th and 25th April.

Members of the public are welcome to come along to the 'drop-in sessions' or the meetings which will decide the priorities in their area.

For further information please contact Philip Waite on 01349 868431 or email philip.waite@highland.gov.uk

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