Works for the Tyndrum to Dalrigh cycle path have been completed with a new bridge over the Crom Alt. Visitors and residents are invited to take a cycle or stroll along the route to enjoy a new perspective of Tyndrum Community Woodlands.
The Strathfillan Community Development Trust have all their fingers and toes crossed that the second phase of the cycle path from Dalrigh to Crianlarich, will go ahead sooner rather than later – there has been lots of interest!
The Countryside Trust, who have led the project, plan to hold an official Open Day for the path in the coming months. The date is to be finalized, but we’ll let you know when it is.
Bike-hire feasibility study – take part!
The Trust has recently employed Sandy Slater (an expert in cycling and rural development) to undertake a bike-hire feasibility study to gauge how popular and viable such an enterprise could be. Sandy’s team visited Crianlarich and Tydrum in May speaking to locals and visitors to ask what they thought about a new bike-hire facility which aims to enhance the visitors experience to the community. Over the coming months local businesses and focus groups will be contacted to discuss their views and thoughts on the project.
If you would like to express your views or get involved please complete the online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StrathfillanBikeHIreSurvey or contact the Trust by E: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01838 300249.
More Strathfillan community updates…….
Crianlarich Play Park: The community has been awarded funding from the Council’s Community Pride Fund, and Friends of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs have very kindly donated £500 towards the project. We will hear from the other funders by the beginning of June – and let’s hope it is good news! Children from Crianlarich Nursery are currently voting for their favourite piece of equipment, and we have been working closely with Stirling Council regarding installation and purchase. If we are successful in achieving all the funding necessary we aim to hit the ground running; hopefully we will have the piece installed by the summer holidays.
Volunteer days: as the summer approaches the Woodlands Group and Crianlarich into Action have been holding their annual Dalrigh Tidy Up in Tyndrum Community Woods, and Tub-Planting day in Crianlarich. We would like to issue a massive thank you to everyone that attended – the place is looking great. Keep an eye on noticeboards and our Strathfillan Community Facebook page to find out about other volunteer opportunities.
Defibrillators: the Trust and Community Council have placed external defibrillators onto Crianlarich Village Hall and the Green Welly Stop. They were installed in May, and we would like to issue thanks to both the Crianlarich Village Hall Committee and Edward and Fiona at the Green Welly for all their support and assistance.
SAPLINGS: our annual summer programme for SAPLINGS will be coming out soon, with various sessions including outdoor skills with the Forestry Commission, natural crafts and culminating in a trip to the beach. Forms should be out by the end of May.
Primary School and Nursery Fete: Crianlarich Primary School and Nursery will be holding their annual Summer Fete and Duck Race on June 3rd. The Trust will have stall, so come along and support your local school and nursery, and find out more about the Trust and what we have been doing over the past year. Lets hope for good weather!
Contact: if you want to contact the Trust for any reason please do. Our office in Crianlarich Village Hall is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am to 4pm, or you can email email@example.com, and phone 01838 300249.