Crianlarich Footpath Network was officially opened at a ceremony in Crianlarich last Friday (6th May 2016). The path network has been developed by volunteers from Strathfillan Community Development Trust (SCDT), in association with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and SYHA Hostelling Scotlans and funded by an Investing in Communities Grant from the BIG Lottery Fund.

The opening ceremony was supported by pupils from Crianlarich Primary school and Crianlarich Nursery

The path network comprises a series of low level trails in and around Crianlarich, with associated signposting, maps and interpretation features. The paths are designed to make the most of the stunning views in and around Crianlarich, yet all within easy reach of the village centre. Much of the new path network is located within Crianlarich Community Woodland, which is co-managed by SCDT and FCS.

David Robertson, the Argyll Forest Park Recreation Manager for Forestry Commission Scotland has worked closely with SCDT during the path development work, and cut the ribbon to declare the paths open. David said "I am very pleased to open an excellent community facility on the National Forest Estate. This is a great example of how by working in partnership local people with drive and enthusiasm can improve and enhance their local environment. Forestry Commission Scotland is pleased to be part of this successful partnership".