Kintyre Way to set up village volunteer groups

The Kintyre Way covers a wide range of landscapes.
The Kintyre Way covers a wide range of landscapes.

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The Kintyre Way will use £6,312 of National Lottery funding to set up volunteer groups in villages close to sections of the renowned 100-mile walking route.

It was one of 12 community groups from across Argyll and Bute to share in £202,867 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

A Kintyre Way spokesperson said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded this funding. It will help us establish volunteer groups in villages close to sections of the route.

‘It will also be used to purchase equipment for maintenance volunteers – including gloves, secateurs and hi-viz vests – as well as much-needed materials for the pathways, such as timber and hardcore.

‘We hope the 12-month project will inspire local interest in maintenance, fundraising and promotion.

‘As always, we’d love to hear from anyone who would like to join our meetings and receive news updates. We can be emailed at thekintyreway@gmail.com’

The National Lottery Community Fund’s Scotland chairperson, Kate Still, said: ‘National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference, connecting local people to others in their communities.’