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After Ten Years of planning and hard work the trail is now complete.

The full circuit of Loch Leven has now been fully open to the public for a year and although the path has been complete we have been working away at getting the last of the interpretation art work in place. These included two sculpted engraved stone benches outside the East Brackley Viewpoint accompanied by a stone sphere one metre in diameter which has engraved on it a selection of the migratory birds that visit Loch Leven. The artist for both works was David Wilson from Perth. Also installed at the Kinross Mill end of the Trail is a Railway Heritage feature by Elements Creative Workshop from Duns which is a picture engraved onto wood of an old photograph of a railway engine standing on the exact spot of the old Kinross railway sidings. Another feature that has been added since the trail opening is the Sand Martin bank. You can find this installation around 500 metres from the Mill junction between an existing pond and the new pond with the seat looking over to the Castle. We have had reports of Sand Martins in the area but no sightings of it being used yet.

Again our attention to detail and innovative design has paid off and TRACKS is proud to announce that we have won our first award for the final section. Our Architects, Icosis entered the East Brackley Viewpoint into the Edinburgh Architectural Association Annual Awards. The viewpoint was nominated in two categories - The Wood Award, and Best Small Project Award (the more prestigious of the two.) The Viewpoint won the Best Small Project Award and came second in The Wood Award. This is a great honour for Icosis, but also to all contractors that worked on the trail. Indeed this is not the first time that we have won this award, as back in 2013 we achieved the same result for the bird hide at the Mill. We can only hope that this is just the start to may other recognitions the trail deserves.

TRACKS has been out over the Easter holidays completing a visitor survey. The survey will give us an idea of visitor numbers and where the visitors have come from. It will also give us visitor spend and time spent on the trail. If you have used the trail recently and would like to take part in the survey, you can do so by logging on the following web page http://tinyurl.com/lo44ztm and completing the survey. Once we have the results we will post them on this page.

The final touch to the Trail is the completion of the new downloaded App, suitable for use on either smartphone or tablet. This is in both Apple and Android format and has been designed both as a guide to the user on the trail and as a way of exploring the potential experience before setting out. It contains concise information on over 30 heritage sites around the loch, it has modern and ancient maps of the territory and there are games and competitions for children. All parking, eating and information points around the loch are covered. A big thank you to our developer, DOGFI.SH, for creating such a wonderful app. They are now available for download for Apple or Android, simply search, on your phone or tablet, for Loch Leven Heritage Trail.


Further information from:-
George Lawrie: 01577 862168 or gt.lawrie@btconnect.com

The Trail was developed on behalf of all.

Whether a regular or first-time visitor,
enjoy your visit!

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Watch out for...

sedge warbler
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sedge warbler
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otter
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otter
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kingfisher
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kingfisher

>> go to the kids' page for fun activities

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Go for...

loch leven walks
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walks
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loch leven birdwatching
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birdwatching
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loch leven cycle rides
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cycle rides

>> go to the walks page for advice on your visit

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