SOAN Sharing Best Practice Event – Loch Earn Railway Path (LERP), St. Fillans – Sharing Best Practice to improve our local shared use paths and strategic long distance routes

Join SOAN partners for a site visit looking at how we can better develop, design, manage and promote our local and long distance shared use paths.

This good practice event will highlight the multi-year, multi-phase development of the Loch Earn Railway Path (LERP), formed on the route of the disused Caledonian Railway and linking the villages of Comrie, St Fillans and Lochearnhead. This event is aimed at anyone wishing to gain a better understanding around the planning, design, funding and practical implementation considerations of shared-use path infrastructure. It will be led by Cycling Scotland’s project delivery specialists (T,P&E), who acted as project managers on all phases of these works, with support from Paths for All and input from Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and community representatives.

Who should attend?

Those working to support and improve access to outdoor environments and greenspace including outdoor access/planning professionals, those involved in active travel infrastructure and community path groups.

Date: Wed 24th January 2018                   Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm


Sandison Hall, St. Fillans, Perth and Kinross.


£40 per person. Tea and coffee will be provided on arrival and a buffet lunch is included at 12.45pm.

Numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment we recommend that bookings are made as soon as possible.



Directions to venue:

By bus (15A):
Although relatively infrequent during the winter months, there is a daily bus service to St Fillans during the winter months, travelling between Perth and Stirling and which stops at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Fillans. Further details on the route can be found here.

By rail:
Unfortunately, the nearest train station is approx. 20 miles away at Gleneagles.

By car:
The post code for the meeting point is PH6 2NF. Access is via the A85 from either Comrie, to the east, or Lochearnhead, to the west.
Free parking: is available at the Sandison Hall


A minibus will be travelling to the venue from Dunblane at 9.45am and will return immediately after the event has ended. Space will be allocated on a first come basis and can be requested within the booking form. If you would like to take advantage of this option, at no additional cost, please book as soon as possible.

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