Cairngorms tourist route on track thanks to grant windfall

The route will include Balmoral Estate and, inset, Royal Deeside.
The route will include Balmoral Estate and, inset, Royal Deeside.

A new route through some of the North-east’s most beautiful scenery has been given grant funding of almost £250,000.

A £245,000 grant towards the £315,000 Snow Road project will enable a new route to be developed which passes through the Cairngorms National Park.

It will run between Blairgowrie in Perthshire and Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands.

The Cairngorms Business Partnership (CBP) accepted the funding for the route from Scottish Enterprise under the Tourism Destination Development Fund.

It will pay for a two-year project which will include the use of technology to bring the route to life for visitors and the businesses serving them.

Mark Tate, chief executive of the CBP, said: “I am really lucky as I get to drive this stunning route through the Cairngorms National Park frequently for both work and for pleasure.”

The new route is to include the Devil’s Elbow, the mountains around Glenshee Ski Centre, Royal Deeside – taking in Braemar, Balmoral and Ballater – as well as the mountain roads to Corgarff, Lecht Ski Centre, Tomintoul and Grantown-on-Spey.

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