MP hopes popular coastal path will be reopened in time for summer tourism
Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has said he hopes that the popular Sneuk coastal path between Gardenstown and Crovie will be reopened in time for summer to attract tourists after the pandemic.
The Sneuk path, which runs between Crovie and Gardenstown, has been shut by the local authority until further notice.
This is due to safety fears about large sections of rocks above the path.
Temporary access restrictions have been put in place, with the route completely closed.
The stability of the rocks and slope are being assessed by engineers.
The path is popular with tourists and locals alike and provides stunning views of the coastal landscape.
Scottish Conservative MP for Banff and Buchan David Duguid said:
“I am sad to hear that the risk of rockfall has led to the closure of the Sneuk path.
“Paramount of course is everyone’s safety but I hope that engineers will be able to make the path safe and reopen in time for the summer tourism.
“Last summer’s tourism was affected by the pandemic and so we are all working toward a safe summer that can attract people this year as our local tourism industry looks to get back to growing as it was before the virus hit.”