WORK has kicked off to revamp a popular footpath.
Penny Sinclair secured £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme to widen the right of way – which runs from the Campsie View estate to the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath, earlier this year.
The dedicated walker, who also plans to plant trees and wildflowers along the revamped route, single-handedly won ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ status for Kirkintilloch in 2010.
The project had initially been expected to start in June, however, Douglas Bowie Landscape, who originally built the path 20 years ago, had to delay the work until August.
Penny said: “I’m pleased work has started at last. We had hoped to have the main part of the path upgraded in time for the canal festival, but this is now doubtful, due to the height of the Park Burn.
“Progress depends a lot on the weather. When the main path is completed, and when I get more funding, the path up to Westermains will be completed.”
Pictured above are Penny and Robert Bowie from Douglas Bowie Landscape on the path.
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