Applications being invited to paths fund

COMMUNITIES are being invited to apply to a fund supporting the construction and restoration of pathways.

The charity, Paths for All, is administering the £1.5m fund, named after its chief officer, Ian Findlay, who died suddenly last year.

Funds of between £10,000 and £100,000 is being made available, following an agreement struck earlier this year between the Scottish Greens and the SNP, to create a majority in the Scottish Parliament.

Says Paths for All, here: “Activities supported could include the removal of barriers, steps, ramps or vegetation; linking community destinations by filling in path connectivity gaps; tackling flooded sections of paths to increase climate change resilience; adding lighting to make paths safer, especially at night or in winter; improving sight lines; and upgrading desire lines. 

“These are all measures that make paths across Scotland more attractive and enjoyable to use by people of all ages and abilities.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland