Walkers, cyclists, and wheelers of all shapes and sizes are invited to give their feedback on the proposals for a new active travel route along the B9040 to Lossiemouth.

An active travel route connecting the coastal communities in the Laich of Moray has been a vision of the local community since 2007, when a feasibility study was completed to offer a safe route for students to walk, cycle, or wheel to Lossiemouth High School from the school’s feeder communities. The route was completed, but only from Burghead to Duffus, offering a fantastic leisure route, but not reaching the intended destination or fulfilling its intended purpose.

Lossiemouth Community Development Trust, at the behest of the town, took on the project in 2015, and undertook a modern feasibility study of the various route options between Hopeman and Lossiemouth in 2017. The Trust was then awarded £20,000 from the Sustrans’ Places for Everyone Scheme, in late 2019, to complete a design study of the route. Over the past year, consultants, Pell Frischmann, have been undertaking a topographical survey; an Equalities Impact Assessment; a road safety audit; and discussing options with landowners along the proposed route.

Laich of Moray Active Travel Routes are now taking this project forward, with the support of the Lossiemouth Community Development Trust and Hopeman Community Association, and are ready to share the proposed route plans with the local community.

Full details of the proposed route can be found here.
There will be an opportunity to find out more, and ask a consultant from Pell Frischmann questions, online, on the following dates:
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 12:00 – 13:30
Thursday 24th June 2021 at 19:00 – 20:30

There’s hope that this project could move on to Phase 3 (Developed Design) later this year, bringing us one-step closer to construction of a safe route for people to walk, cycle or wheel from Gordonstoun, Covesea and Silver Sands to Lossiemouth. We are always on the look out for more people to help take this project forward, so if you’re interested in keeping up-to-date with the project, and have any time to spare, please consider offering your support.