6 JANUARY 2012NEWS RELEASE No: 15218
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Forestry Commission Scotland is advising local residents and visitors to Perthshire that the Queens View visitor centre and viewpoint will be closed to the public from Monday the 9th January until 31st March.
The closure will allow rebuilding and upgrading work to the footpath to make it accessible for wheelchairs and less able persons.
Hamish Murray, for the Commission’s Tayside team said:
“Perthshire has a reputation as one of Scotland’s finest outdoor recreation locations – and it’s not all down to the amazing forests and spectacular scenery.
“We have a great network of trails across the area that welcome people of all ages and levels of ability and the Queen’s View trail will be a great addition to this all abilities network.
“This is probably the best time of year to carry out the work – before the visitor numbers begin to pick up for the season – and hopefully, once it’s completed, the new trail will encourage more people – including young families – to come and visit and enjoy the experience of a walk to one of Scotland’s great viewpoints.”
Further information about progress will be posted on the Commission’s website.
1) Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate and manages the 660,000 hectare national forest estate, protecting, managing and expanding Scotland’s forests and woodlands in a ways that deliver benefits to Scotland’s people, communities, biodiversity and economy. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland