Highlands & Islands

Inverness-Fort Augustus South Loch Ness Trail completed

Fort Augustus Image copyright Google
Image caption The new route runs between Fort Augustus and Inverness

Work has been completed on a new walking route between Inverness and Fort Augustus on the south side of Loch Ness.

The project to lay out the 35 mile (56km) long route began nine years ago.

The Scottish government, European Union, Highland Council and electricity giant SSE provided funding to help complete the trail.

Called the South Loch Ness Trail, it is available to walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.

VisitInvernessLochNess hopes to launch a major new three-day running/walking/cycling event on the trail in 2020.