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22 November, 2017

New bridge for Muir of Dinnet

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is replacing one of the bridges on the popular “Vat trail” on the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve later this month.

Part of the trail will be closed between 23 November and 8 December 2017, but visitors will still be able to get to the stunning Burn O’Vat.

Catriona Reid, Muir of Dinnet reserve manager, explains:

“We get more than 50,000 visitors a year, and the current bridge has just reached the end of its life. It’s important to maintain our paths and bridges in good order for the public to enjoy the reserve safely. We hope the works won’t put anyone off visiting us and, once the work is completed , we’ll all have a new modern bridge to use for many years to come.”

During the works, visitors will still be able to get to the Vat, the spectacular rock pothole attraction, but by the lower part of the Vat trail only. There will be no access to the Vat from the upper trail. Visitors will still be able to get to the viewpoint and the hill track to Cambus o May.

Helping more people experience and enjoy the outdoors on beautiful nature reserves like Muir of Dinnet is one of the priorities of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

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Notes to editors

Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve is one of about 45 NNRs in Scotland. NNRs are special places that look after some of the best of Scotland’s nature on behalf of everyone who lives in or visits Scotland – and they provide unique opportunities to visit, enjoy and learn more about Scotland’s nature. Helping more people experience and enjoy nature in this way is one of the priorities of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy. For more information, see www.nnr-scotland.org.uk.

Scottish Natural Heritage is the government's adviser on all aspects of nature and landscape across Scotland. Our role is to help people understand, value and enjoy Scotland's nature now and in the future. For more information, visit our website at www.snh.gov.uk or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SNH_Tweets

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