AN UPGRADED path in Auchterarder is due to open next month.

Phase Two of the Provost Walk project is due to be officially opened on Saturday, August 18.

It connects the Jubilee Public Park to the end of Phase One works beneath Townhead.

The works upgraded a 576m narrow and muddy stretch to an all-user sealed surface for walkers, cyclists and wheelchairs.

The launch event will include a gentle stroll starting at the park with a glimpse of the adjoining 1,100m section that will be upgraded as part of Phase Three.

The upgrade was funded by Sustrans, the Auchterarder Common Good Fund with money raised by the Auchterarder Community Sports and Recreation Core Path Working Group.

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust managed the project with manager Morag Watson saying: “The overwhelming support we’ve had from the local community and funders for the Provost Walk project has been very encouraging and enjoyable.

“The lights placed along the new path will mean the local community can continue to use the path safely after dark and as the days get shorter in the autumn and winter months.

“The gentle curves of the upgraded path allow for better access to the path, and the placement of benches will allow visitors to take a break and enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the area.

“Our communities officer, Bid Strachan, has done a wonderful job delivering this great new amenity for the community.”