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West Highland Way cash injection

Sign showing the start of the West Highland Way in Milngavie. 2/6/99.

Sign showing the start of the West Highland Way in Milngavie. 2/6/99.

A FUNDING boost of £750,000 has been earmararked to improved sections of the West Highland way.

Every year at least 30,000 people walk the entire 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William.

The money is part of a larger £205 million package of measures recently announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney to support jobs and growth in Scotland.

The funding will improve parts of the long distance trail around the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Mr Wheelhouse, Environment & Climate Change Minister said: “We want more Scots and visitors to enjoy and have access to Scotland’s great outdoors. This funding boost for the Forestry Commission Scotland will help towards achieving that and this is very timely given that US broadcaster CNN has in the last week declared Scotland as its recommendation as the number one place to visit.”

 

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