Cathedral of Trees branches out to make more space

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Glencruitten’s Cathedral of Trees is looking for more Facebook friends to help it put down roots to become more accessible to visitors.

Around £10,000 is needed to create a pathway around the feature for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

The plan would broaden the use of the spot, not far from Oban town centre and just a five minute walk from Glencruitten House car park, that saw its popularity boom during lockdown with people seeking out nature.

The scheme would also see more spaces open up to be explored.

Funding bids are going in, resources from well-wishers are helping keep down the overall cost, but more likes on the Cathedral of Trees’ Facebook page would help secure more backing from grant givers, says the project’s Nicola Moll.

If bids are successful, work to open up a wider footpath with a viewpoint could start as early as next spring, she added.

The Cathedral of Trees, the only living tree church in Scotland, was created by Alexander Mackay in 1921 and although currently in the process of being restored, is open to the public daily.

So far its Facebook page has almost 600 likes. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/cathedraloftrees

Caption: Glencruitten Cathedral of Trees.
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