Killiecrankie Link Path


Building owner/client:

Killiecrankie & Fincastle Community Council

Architect or lead designer:

Pete Laing

Local Authority Area:

Perth & Kinross

Nominating Body:

Killiecrankie & Fincastle Community Council

Project Description

The Killiecrankie Link Path allows pedestrians to safely walk between the National Trust for Scotland Visitor Centre and the village of Killiecrankie. Before the path was built the only access to the village was to walk on the busy road which has a blind corner with no verge to get off the road when vehicles were passing. This is a busy stretch of road used by large quarry lorries, buses and other vehicles. This area of Highland Perthshire is a popular walking route especially in the autumn when the pass of Killiecrankie is stunning and is often mentioned in the national press as a place of outstanding beauty. The local community wanted to ensure that visitors and locals could access the path network without risk.

Supporting Statement

This project was finally completed last June, it has taken over ten years to get this project from a wish of the communities to a completed path. We have liaised closely with the owners of The Killiecrankie Hotel, who have generously donated the land to the community. The local Breedans aggregate quarry donated the materials. The path designer and path builder are masters of their trade, this results in the path being designed and built to a standard beyond the communities expectations, locals and visitors have both commented on what a delight it is to walk through the wood.