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Ness Islands improvement works finally complete


By Staff Reporter


WORK to improve paths at an Inverness beauty spot is complete.

The final phase of work to improve the Ness Islands footpaths has come to an end.

Work, which was staggered over the past two years, included repairs to bridges, tree and path maintenance and efforts to prevent bank erosion.

Pictured showing Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael the improved access at the Silver Wells Bridge are L to R - the Council’s Amenities Officer Peter Kelly with Mike Brandon and Graham Fettes from Brandon Landscaping.
Pictured showing Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael the improved access at the Silver Wells Bridge are L to R - the Council’s Amenities Officer Peter Kelly with Mike Brandon and Graham Fettes from Brandon Landscaping.

The project also sought to improve access by reducing and resurfacing the inclines as well as creating of a new low level loop path suitable for anyone enjoying a circular walk but not crossing the River Ness at the Silver Wells Bridge.

A new retaining barrier to prevent cyclists overshooting the raised path has also been installed.

The Provost of Inverness, Cllr Helen Carmichael, has paid a visit to see the improvements and to meet the team behind the project. She said: “It is lovely to see so many people enjoying walking, cycling and spending time exploring them. The work will certainly make the footpaths more accessible for prams, wheelchairs and anyone with mobility issues and I think the option of the new lower link path is a great addition."

She added: “The team worked hard to ensure any disruption was kept to a minimum but I would like to thank everyone for their co-operation while the improvement works were underway and hope with the coming of spring people take the opportunity to come along and enjoy the islands.”



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