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ScotWays Members Walks Programme 2018

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Our walks programme for 2018 is underway!

GUIDED walks are one of the great advantages enjoyed by ScotWays members, and this year’s exciting programme has a superb range of routes for all abilities. Members benefit from the experience of guides on all these routes, ensuring you get the best from every walk. Why not join ScotWays and come along?

Many ScotWays members have already signed up for this attractive and varied programme -  however there are still walks available. Please see the links to individual walks to find out more:

Sunday 6th May - The Old Military Road over Slochd

Sunday 27th May - Circular from Melrose taking in River Tweed, Cauldshiels Loch and Eildon Hills

Saturday 30th June - Circular from Glen Aldie near Tain

Wednesday 18th July - A circular walk to the Three Brethren

Saturday 11th August - Off the beaten track at Glen Tanar - a circular around Creag na Slice

Wednesday 12th September - A circular walk from Balloch taking in Balloch Castle, Whinney and Knockour hills

Saturday 20th October - Dunkeld - The Hermitage circular (dog-friendly!)

Members already booked who need to drop out nearer the time are kindly asked to let the ScotWays office know as soon as possible, so we can free up places for others. Those wishing to join a waiting list are encouraged get in touch, in the event places become available.

With such an exciting programme  for 2018, we look forward to hearing from you.

May Day Holiday

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The ScotWays office will be closed for the public holiday on Monday 7 May 2018.

ScotWays - Small Grant Scheme

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ScotWays has created a small grants scheme to help organisations fund a project up to 50% of the total budget for the project.

The scheme will award grants of between £500 and £1,500. It is hoped that this might enable organisations to achieve the completion of a community-based/access-related project which might not otherwise be able to proceed.

Applicant organisations should be members of ScotWays.

The next submission date for applications is 31st May, and a decision on any applications received by that date will be made by the end of July.

For further details please visit our downloads page where you’ll find an explanatory letter and the application form.

Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum - Walks available

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Following on from Nick Cooke's talk at the AGM on the development of Scottish Pilgrim routes by the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum (SPRF), a number of monthly guided walks are taking place this year on some of the routes, which Scotways members would be welcome to participate in.

The dates are shown in the Events calendar and details on registering for the walks which are free can be found on the SPRF website;

ScotWays at Easter 2018

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The ScotWays office will be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 and reopen on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

General rights of way and access enquiries: We are currently receiving a large number of enquiries, and we are working hard to answer as many as possible before the Easter break. Unfortunately, we will not manage to respond to everyone, in which case we apologise for the delay in our response. If you are concerned not to have heard from us, please do feel free to drop us a reminder via post or email and we will be in touch once the office has re-opened.

Rights of way searches for solicitors, land managers and developers: We are currently just meeting our target of responding to all rights of way search requests within 5 working days of receiving them in our office, unless another deadline has been agreed. As our office will be closed over Easter, search requests received after Thursday 22nd March may not be completed until after the holiday. If your search request is urgent, please contact us to discuss when we will be able to complete it.