The SNP Government has announced an additional fund of £3.9 million, making a total package of £6.9 million this year to develop the National Cycle Network in Scotland.
The funding will improve infrastructure, making it easier and safer for people to walk and cycle across Scotland.
One of the most significant investments is in the development of a new route between Doune and Callander, which has been welcomed by the local MSP Bruce Crawford and the local SNP Councillor for the area Evelyn Tweed.
Commenting, Mr Crawford said:
“The SNP Scottish Government committed to maintaining record levels of active travel for the remainder of this parliamentary term, and this additional investment means that we are going even further in expanding our cycling network.
“A new cycle route connecting Doune and Callander will deliver a new and exciting opportunity for people to get involved in active travel, connecting these two communities. I am delighted that this development is included in the Scottish Government’s investment plans.”
Councillor Tweed added:
“This additional funding is great news for Doune and Callander, as this new cycle route is a key priority for the Scottish Government in encouraging and promoting active travel.
“Not only will local people have the opportunity to enjoy this route right beside them, but it will result in even more visitors to the area who wish to enjoy the outdoors and takin even more of our breath-taking scenery.”