An all weather sports pitch, a community car park, a refurbished Jubilee Bridge - just some of the projects supported by Appin Community Trust.
Jubilee Bridge Renovation
The Community Trust were funding agents for the splendid renovation work carried out on our iconic Jubilee Bridge. The project involved replacing the approach paths to the bridge and repairing deck beams, deck boards and handrails on the bridge. The project was managed by local retired engineer Mike Rayworth and Appin construction firm SE Carmichael.
Over the four and half years, funding was raised from a variety of sources - £66,000 from the Scottish Government's Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, £10,000 raised by the community, £20,000 from Crown Estates, £50,000 from Sustrans as well as Argyll & Bute Council, Appin Community Council and donations from HM The Queen and Dame Judi Dench.
The Jubilee Bridge was built in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and connected the Free Church at Kilmoluag with the Episcopal Church at Portnacroish (Holy Cross). Nowadays, the much-loved bridge is regularly used by visitors and local people. The views from the bridge of Castle Stalker and out over Loch Linnhe are spectacular and the marshlands surrounding the bridge are a real draw for bird-watchers.
The Sustrans cycle track has opened up miles of safe, flat cycling and walking, mainly along the disused Ballachulish railway line. A spur leads across the Jubilee Bridge connecting to the Appin Loop and Lismore (via the passenger/bike ferry).
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