New shared Elgin pathway link to High School is opened

A NEW SHARED walking and cycling pathway that provides a safe and traffic-free route though one of Elgin’s busiest areas has been completed.

Funded by sustainable travel charity Sustrans, the £310,000 project in New Elgin is part of their ‘community links’ programme.

Walking and cycling will be encouraged along the 3m wide path linking to the soon to be completed Elgin High School – while encouragement is also being given to the wider community in one of the town’s fastest-growing areas.

A Moray Council statement today said: “The route follows that of an existing path which was upgraded and widened to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. It links the expanding residential areas of south-west Elgin to the new high school currently under construction.

“The school campus – due for completion later this year – will be a community facility and will have a high usage level outwith school hours.

“The upgraded path, which runs for 1km, also links with the core paths network in the surrounding countryside and with the national cycle route.”