A Moray community group wants ideas on how best to improve the local environment as a decision on crucial funding looms.
The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership has had the first stage of a grant request approved by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is now seeking residents’ input on how best to move its plans forward.
One of the largest projects the group is keen to undertake is enhancing the Speyside Way between Tomintoul and Glenlivet, and people are being urged to let members know of any pathways they think need improvements.
The partnership’s Marion McDonald said: “We have got through stage one of our funding application, and we want to ensure that people are involved as we go forward.
“We need to now get our application as complete as possible, so that we have the strongest possible chance of being awarded funding.
“The Speyside Way improvement plan is one of our larger and more complex ambitions.
“We would like to enhance the spur that leads to Tomintoul, as it’s not in the best condition and has great potential to be better.
“We want to encourage folk to make the detour between Tomintoul and Glenlivet when they walk the Speyside Way, and bring more visitors to the area.
“Ultimately, an aim of ours is to link the route with the bike trails at Glenlivet as well.”
The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership also hopes to improve the heritage centre at Tomintoul.
Anyone who wants to contribute to the scheme can contact Marion McDonald on 07590 230161 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.