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New path at Findhorn Bay under construction


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Findhorn Village Conservation Company working group members and landscape architects Horner and MacLennan are thrilled to see the new path under construction by contractor Anderson Group.
Findhorn Village Conservation Company working group members and landscape architects Horner and MacLennan are thrilled to see the new path under construction by contractor Anderson Group.

WORK has started on a path with some of the best views in the area.

Whisky businessman David Urquhart bequested £50,000 towards the Findhorn Bay project following his death in 2015 and Findhorn Village Conservation Company (FVCC) raised a further £185,000 via grants and further contributions.

The shoreline path currently has steps, slipways and other obstructions which prevent wheelchair users, the elderly and families with buggies or prams from using it.

FVCC chairman Frank Allan confirmed contractor Anderson Group should complete the renovation in 10-12 weeks.

He said: "The improved path will be predominantly finished in a self-binding gravel surface. Sample areas of these were prepared and voted on by residents and visitors to Findhorn as the path design proposals were developed with landscape architects Horner and MacLennan. Concreted areas are to be altered and extended where necessary at the numerous slipways so that existing excessive cross falls are eliminated."

The path along the village side of Findhorn Bay stretches from the Kimberley Inn to Findhorn Boatyard.

Mr Allan said: "We are delighted with the progress and all support received for the project to date, despite challenges along the way. FVCC look forward to the path completion enabling a much wider range of people to enjoy the views along the Bay."

During construction sections of the path will be closed to the public for construction work.

FVCC apologise for any inconvenience and ask visitors to respect the notices on the grounds of health and safety.

The remains of a cart were unearthed during excavation. It was one of many used by the Royal Engineers during World War 2, to transport sections of pontoons down the beach in Findhorn. The rails for the cart to run on are still visible on the beach along from the Captain’s Table.
The remains of a cart were unearthed during excavation. It was one of many used by the Royal Engineers during World War 2, to transport sections of pontoons down the beach in Findhorn. The rails for the cart to run on are still visible on the beach along from the Captain’s Table.


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