Bo’ness could be on the trail of millions

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MULTI-MILLION pounds’ worth of investment could take place on the Forth coastline and inland - with Bo’ness and Blackness getting a share.

A new 100 mile John Muir trail across central Scotland potentially attracting over 9000 visitors in its first year, could see foreshore pathways improved between Bo’ness and Blackness, also benefitting residents.

Designation of a local nature reserve between Bo’ness dock and the former Kinneil Colliery/Snab Lane could help tap into funding for better access, plant and wildlife protection, and environmental education in the area.

And young adults’ training schemes, a memorial at the old Kinneil Colliery site, and new wildlife habitats could emerge from an RSPB-led Inner Forth landscape initiative stretching from Stirling to Blackness.

Briefings on all three projects were given to Falkirk Council’s tourism, leisure and community committee meeting on Tuesday.

For the full story, don’t miss your Journal and Gazette, out today, Friday, March 2.