Glen Affric bridge to undergo essential repairs

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12 MARCH 2012NEWS RELEASE No: 15349

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Forestry Commission Scotland is advising road users and visitors that the Glen Affric car park will be inaccessible until 31 March – because of essential bridge repairs.

The Chisolm’s Bridge that lies on route to the car park needs to be stripped of tarmac and re-surfaced. The closure will apply to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Alastair Smyth for the Commission’s Inverness, Ross & Skye team, said:

“We understand that this is not ideal but if we need to get these repairs done in order to prevent the bridge being irreparably damaged. It’s either do the work or run the risk of losing the bridge altogether.

“We’re taking the opportunity to try and co-ordinate this with work to extend the car park as well as essential works for the water treatment from the toilets.

“Once completed the improvements will help enhance the visitor experience.”  

Over the next two weeks visitors looking to walk in Glen Affric could park at Clunnie Inn (NH 074,117) or Cougie Lodge (NH 240,209).

Notes to Editors
1) Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate, managing, protecting and enhancing the 656,000 hectare national forest estate in ways that deliver benefits to Scotland’s people, communities, biodiversity and economy.

1) Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a’ riaghladh nan 656,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.