Scolty Woods path works diversions in place

A section of the popular walking trails at Scolty Woods near Banchory is to be closed until the end of September to allow Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) to carry out repair work.

Recreation Forester, Dan Cadle, said;

“Unfortunately these trails are starting to fall apart and its vital that we get these improvements to the trails done to ensure visitor safety.

“The routes which are affected are the red and yellow trails in Scolty together with one of the paths up to the tower.

“We’re closing them off - Mondays to Fridays - as the work progresses both for public safety and for the safety of our staff. We’d strongly advise that visitors stay away from machinery and follow any signs or directions given by staff.

“The trails will be open at weekends and to help people to continue to enjoy a  visit to the forest through the week, we’ve put diversions in place that will keep them away from the work site but will still let them enjoy a forest walk.”

Scolty’s forest trails wander through tall larch and pine trees and include routes to the top of the hill and some panoramic views over Royal Deeside and the Grampian Mountains.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate.
  3. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.