Gateway to Gigha

IGHT are delighted to have been awarded the £228,100.00 from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund: https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scotlands-marine-wildlife-set-benefit-funding-boost-more-ps13m-2502783

and £593,000 from the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund: https://highways-news.com/transport-scotland-awards-9-46m-for-low-carbon-and-active-travel-projects/ 

There have also been no investments in Gigha’s path network for a number of years. This means that any paths that do exist have become overgrown and unusable. The lack of a coherent network in good condition has been identified by many visitors and members of the community as an issue over a number of years and again more recently in the spring 2019 survey carried out by IGHT. When asked what stops people from visiting key sites on Gigha, the highest response was "The paths and routes to them aren't clear."

By providing better footpath and cycle path access to key sites, with better information and interpretation online, before visiting and on island – we hope to let everyone understand more about what is important about Gigha and help the community to protect it.

This proposal is also one of a number of projects designed to reduce car borne traffic to the island, positively benefiting residents but also improving Gigha’s carbon footprint.

 

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