Allan King Charitable Trust supports Provost Walk upgrade

The Allan King Charitable Trust, have made a generous donation of £500 towards the next phase of the Provost Walk upgrading in Auchterarder.

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) launched an appeal in June to raise funds towards the next phase of the path upgrade and the Allan King Charitable Trust stepped forward to help with this significant amount.

Bid Strachan, PKCT Communities Officer said “I’m delighted with this donation as it is a great step towards our target of £5,000. Moreover, it demonstrates that we are doing the right thing with the path upgrades in Auchterarder, for people really do value the result. Thank you Mr King.”

This phase is looking to improve the muddy path from Coalbore Well westwards towards the A824 to a modern, multi-user route and replace old steps and narrow gate at the far western end with a more gradual slope; all to be suitable for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.

The path works are likely to cost £550,000 and, with the community’s help, PKCT are looking to raise £5,000 in match funding which will allow them to apply for a £50,000 grant from a landfill operator towards the cost. The match funding is needed as each landfill operator requires applicants to raise between 10 – 12% of the overall project costs before they can apply. The £5,000 will allow PKCT to apply for these funds.

To date and working in collaboration with Auchterarder Community Sports & Recreation, PKCT has project managed over £480,000 of path improvement works to the Provost Walk across phases 1 and 2, upgrading 1,250 metres of track and installing solar stub lights and benches from Ruthven Street to Coalbore Well and up to Jubilee Park.

Donations have also been coming in from individuals and can be made to the Upgrade the Provost Walk appeal via PKCT’s website on