News News Cateran Trail improvements at Kirkmichael complete Path improvement works to the Cateran Trail and Mini Trail in and around Kirkmichael are complete and ready to be explored! The project on the stretch of the Cateran Mini Trail heading towards Lair from outside The Stables B&B saw 145 m of rough, overgrown path surfaced with compacted gravel and opened up as overgrown vegetation was cut back. Before and after path improvements Cateran Mini Trail Kirkmichael to Lair Just outside of town near Loch Cottage on the Cateran Trail, drainage was improved and a gravel surface added to 20 m of boggy path to help make this section of the Trail less muddy in the wet weather. Before and after path improvements Cateran Trail at Loch Cottage PKCT Strategic Routes Officer, Andy Barrie, who manages the Cateran Trail, said: “The Cateran Trail and Mini Trail are incredibly scenic and fun routes to explore, so making these two sections of path more accessible should help visitors enjoy their explorations more without having to mind their step or dodge around encroaching vegetation.” The Cateran Trail and Mini Trail path improvements at Kirkmichael were funded by SUEZ Communities Trust (formerly SITA Trust). SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund – an important source of funding which came into effect in April 2015. The scheme is linked to the Scottish Landfill Tax and encourages landfill site operators to provide contributions to approved bodies, who can then pass the funds onto community and environmental projects. For information on how to apply for funding from SUEZ Communities Trust, call 01454 262910 or visit www.suezcommunitiestrust.org.uk.