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
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
simply search, on your phone or tablet, for Loch Leven Heritage
Further information from:-
George Lawrie: 01577 862168 or
The Trail was developed on behalf of all.
Whether a regular or first-time visitor,
enjoy your visit!