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29th November 2018

National Cycle Network Is Good For Stirling Business

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Bruce Crawford MSP with Bill and Lesley Lindsay of the Broch Café.

Bruce Crawford MSP with Bill and Lesley Lindsay of the Broch Café.

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford hosted a parliamentary event for Sustrans in Edinburgh last week, celebrating the launch of their new report on the National Cycle Network.

The event, which took place in the Holyrood Hotel, saw a number of speakers, including Chief Executive, Xavier Brice, and Sustrans Scotland Managing Director, John Lauder.

Guests also heard from Bill and Lesley Lindsay, owners of the Broch Café in Strathyre, who spoke about what the National Cycle Network means for small businesses.

National Route 7 runs from Callander to Strathyre, along the former railway line to Oban.

Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:

“I am deeply passionate about Sustrans and the work that they do in connecting communities, addressing transport poverty, and tacking physical and mental health through the National Cycle Network and Active Travel.

“In the Stirling Constituency, Sustrans has only just recently awarded £250,000 to Balfron for Active Travel developments, and I know that a cycle track between Doune and Callander is being developed as part of the Scottish Government’s active travel strategy.

 “There are many benefits to the National Cycle Network, and it was great to hear from people like Bill and Lesley, business owners to understand the trade that such infrastructure brings to places like Strathyre.”