A £250,000 path upgrade has begun near Auchterarder this week.

Works on the Provost Walk will last about 12 weeks and will include upgrades to a 568m narrow, at times muddy, path, which will become an all-user sealed surface that is 2.5m wide.

There will also be tree work, ditch cleaning, new culverts, solar stud lighting and signage and a short span bridge.

This is phase two of the upgrades and will connect to the works beneath Townhead.

Upgrades will continue along the route heading west and north, down into Coalbore Well, and up towards Jubilee Park.

Bid Strachan, Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) Communities Officer, who is managing the project, said: “We are very excited to continue upgrading the much-loved Provost Walk path to be more accessible for local residents and visitors. The new path design will incorporate a challenging path gradient reduction.

“During the phase two works, contractors will be running machinery along Provost Walk to drop off aggregate and tar, so the path will be closed for public safety and to enable the contractors to complete the project on schedule.

“We would like to ask the public to please use alternative routes and thank everyone for their cooperation during the whole Provost Walk project.”

Further information and updates can be found on the Auchterarder Core Paths Working Group’s Facebook page or at pkct.org