Glen Nevis projects need support

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The Nevis Partnership has issued a plea for support as they bid for funding to help cope with the growing numbers of visitors and vehicles to Glen Nevis.

With more than 160,000 people climbing Ben Nevis in 2018 and 300,000 visiting Glen Nevis each year, the partnership is hoping to secure funding from VisitScotland’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help with the cost of improvements to the glen. The team needs to raise £80,000 in match funding to be able to bid for the maximum amount VisitScotland will offer in funding support.

A spokesperson said that the fund will provide 70 per cent of project costs and ‘presents a fantastic opportunity to carry out much needed infrastructure improvements’ in Glen Nevis.

The proposed projects include improving parking facilities at Lower Falls and Achintee car park, creating picnic areas and link paths between Lower Falls and the forest track at Achriabhach, and building new toilet facilities in the area.

The application deadline is Thursday January 31, before which The Nevis Partnership requires a letter or email confirming an interest in supporting this project and the value of any commitment.

If you are able to contribute towards this project, or want to find out more, the partnership’s funding manager Sarah Lyth would love to hear from you. Email Sarah directly on sarah@nevispartnership.co. uk or call 01397 701088.

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The rise in visitor numbers put pressure on the limited car parking facilities in Glen Nevis. NO F04 Glen Nevis parking