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Off-roading for disabled ramblers

24th August 2004

People with disabilities who want  access to the great outdoors are being offered some “off-road” experience at the Glenmore Forest Park, near Aviemore.

Two mobility scooters – suitable for forest tracks- are now available for free hire from the Glenmore Visitor Centre, thanks to support from Forestry Commission Scotland and the former Cairngorms Partnership.

£10,000 was awarded to the project by the Cairngorms Partnership, matched by the Commission, allowing Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) to purchase, and meet the running costs of the all terrain electronic buggies. The buggies will be  based permanently at Glenmore and can be used on specially upgraded routes within the Forest Park.