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Blackness castle - access will be more easily reached with news of path funding

Blackness castle - access will be more easily reached with news of path funding

A new pathway to link Blackness and Bo’ness is to be completed thanks to a share of an £845,000 funding boost.

The cash, from transport charity Sustrans, will be used for two phases of the Blackness to Bo’ness path link and will complete the John Muir Way, which will be officially launched next week.

Councillor Dr Craig Martin, spokesman for the environment at Falkirk Council, said: “This is great news for the area as the completed projects will provide both residents and visitors with a large number of health, environmental and financial benefits.

“The improved facilities for cycling and walking will not only help to make people in the area more active and healthier but allow them to make walking and cycling a safe travel choice.”

The extension to the network will not only increase the area’s connectivity but encourage people to make local journeys by foot or bike.

It will also help Scotland move towards achieving Transport Scotland’s Cycling Action Plan vision of seeing 10 per cent of trips being made by bike by 2020.

 

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