White Bridge reopened at Loch Arkaig

NO F02 White Bridge Reopening Celebration
A celebration was held to mark the reopening of the White Bridge. Photograph: The Woodland Trust. NO F02 White Bridge Reopening Celebration

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Residents, businesses and visitors can use the White Bridge over the River Arkaig at Achnacarry again following its official re-opening on Sunday January 5.

The bridge had been closed from July last year for strengthening works.

The work was carried out by Woodland Trust Scotland, which manages Loch Arkaig Pine Forest in partnership with Arkaig Community Forest. The woodland is one of the last remaining fragments of native Caledonian pinewood.

As part of the restoration of Loch Arkaig Pine Forest, a large number of non-native trees are being removed from Glen Mallie Forest between 2020 and 2026 and the refurbished bridge will now be able to cope with the lorries transporting timber.

Cameron of Locheil cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony and the group was led across the bridge by Clan Cameron piper Astie Cameron.

 

A celebration was held to mark the re-opening of the White Bridge. Photograph: The Woodland Trust.