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    New Dumyat visitor hub announced

    Written by on July 15, 2021

    Plans have been unveiled for a new Dumyat visitor hub.

    The £200,000 project will include more off-road parking, tourist signage, and improvements to existing footpaths.

    Clacks Council’s secured funding from VisitScotland for the new site.

    The Council’s spokesperson for Environment, Cllr Craig Holden, said: “I welcome this successful bid to the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund and the planned improvements to Menstrie which will create an alternative and improved access route to Dumyat, one of the most popular hills in the Ochils.”

    Neil Christison, VisitScotland Regional Director, said: “It is great to see Clackmannanshire benefiting from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund with improved access for Dumyat hill.

    “Over the last three years, the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund has played an important role in improving the visitor experience, be it car parking, toilets or footpaths, as we want people to have a must visit-must return experience, so I am delighted to see this project receiving funding.

    “We all need to play our part in being responsible visitors and improvement works like these are crucial to ensuring our visitor destinations remain sustainable for years to come.

    “Tourism is a force for good and if managed responsibly, sustains communities in every corner of Scotland, creates jobs, tackles depopulation and improves the wellbeing of everyone who experiences it.”