Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) has secured £7,500 from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to improve access on the Cateran Trail.

The SNH funding will be used to replace 13 barriers such as stiles and narrow kissing gates with high quality self-closing gates, and repair the associated fencing where required.

Many walkers who are perfectly able to walk on uneven terrain struggle with tight gaps found on some kissing gates or steep and sometimes slippery wooden stiles so the new gates will provide much easier access. The gates will benefit all users of the Cateran Trail including the many hundreds of participants of the annual Cateran Yomp charity event.

Andrew Barrie, PKCT Strategic Routes Offices said “We are delighted that SNH are helping to fund these improvements on the Cateran Trial to make it more accessible. It is one of Scotland’s Great Trails and we hope that this work will encourage more people to get out and enjoy it.”

The works will commence on the 16th October is expected to take 6 weeks to complete.