Tentsmuir car park to close for two weeks

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29 AUGUST 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16352

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Forestry Commission Scotland is advising members of the public that there will only be weekend access to Tentsmuir Car Park at the end of September.

The car park – and access to it – will be closed to allow road resurfacing work to take place.

Robin Lofthouse for the Commission’s team in Tay District, said;

“Tentsmuir has been a victim of its own success: we get thousands of visitors here every year and unfortunately all that vehicular wear and tear has had an effect on the road surface.

“We’ll be doing some patching and also some re-surfacing work on the tarmac access road into Tentsmuir Forest car park, which means that there will be some heavy plant in use.

“We will leave the road open at weekends but as work will continue over the two weeks, drivers will need to take care and drive slowly as the road surface will be uneven.”

Works will commence on Monday 22 September for five days, and then again the following week on Monday 29th September for another five days.

Robin added;

“We understand that this might inconvenience people a little and we apologise in advance for that, but hopefully once completed, visitors will appreciate the difference the upgraded road will make.”

Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 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. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590

e-mail: paul/munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk