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A bridge offering a shortcut access to one of south Loch Rannoch’s best forest walks has been closed following a recent structural inspection.

The Carie bridge, which lies just north of Forestry and Land Scotland’s Kilvrecht campsite, will remain closed until further notice.

Fiona Robertson, area visitor services manager for FLS in the area, said;

“Public safety is always our number one concern so when a recent inspection revealed that the bridge is not in tip-top condition, we decided to close it.

“It will mean a slightly longer walk for anyone at the campsite that wants to do the Allt na Bogair walk – they’ll have to go back to the main road to cross the burn – but the walk itself is unaffected by the closure.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause. We’re already considering how best to tackle the issue and will do what we can to get the bridge open again as soon as possible.”

News about progress on finding and implementing a solution will be published at a later date.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) was established as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government on 1 April 2019, following completion of the devolution of forestry as a result of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018. It replaces Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  2. The purpose of FLS is to manage forests and land owned by Scottish Minsters in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; and delivers benefits for people and nature. FLS may manage other forested and non-forested land by arrangement, as set out in the Act.
  3. The primary focus of FLS, in delivering its purpose, is to support Scottish Ministers in their role as leaders of Sustainable Forest Management and Sustainable Development through their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.
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  5. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland Media Office 0131 370 5059 or