Local firm completes work on Inverness active travel route

PAT Munro has completed works on the creation of a new walking, cycling and wheeling route from Inverness’ Raigmore Interchange and the Golden Bridge.

The Highland Council said the new route will enable a safe, traffic-free option for those wishing to access the Raigmore Estate, Inverness Campus and the Eastfield Way Retail Park.

Mark Smith, contracts manager at Pat Munro, said, “The Raigmore active travel link has been a great project to be involved in and we’re delighted it is now open to the public. The Raigmore community has been very understanding throughout the construction so we’d like to thank them, once again, for their patience. We hope the local community and others travelling by foot, bike or wheel enjoy using the travel link for many years to come.”

Chair of Highland Council’s economy and infrastructure committee, councillor Trish Robertson, added, “This is the first large active travel investment in Inverness which Highland Council have delivered in partnership with our project partners and funders Sustrans, through their Spaces for People fund. To have a significant, high quality investment enabling safe, direct routes for walking, wheeling and cycling will help to encourage local people to be more active for everyday journeys, while also reducing our impact on climate change.

“We celebrate the opening of this link today, but we are looking forward to the significant future investment which is planned as part of the Active Travel Network over the coming years.”