Tuesday, 3 April 2012


The Ballindalloch Bridge closure is very close to my heart, I would ask that we all help to create more awareness about this.  So, please send this message on to your contacts, tweet & generally help to spread the word.

Speyside footbridge in need of big repair and will cost thousands to reinstate but Speyside Way is integral to Moray economy/tourism.  

This information was posted by The Moray Council - please read below:

In order to make the bridge safe it has been necessary to close it to the public to allow essential works to
be carried out by Contractors.

As a result it is expected that the bridge will not re-open until 1st June 2012. Updates on timescales will be
available on the Speyside Way website www.speysideway.org.
We appreciate this is a major inconvenience to Speyside Way users and apologise for any problems this
may cause. In the meantime you may wish to consider the following options:
1. Devising your own alternative route. There is no official diversion provided for this route. It is however possible to follow the B9102 and a minor public road between Blacksboat ( OS grid ref. NJ 182388 ) and the Cromdale Road bridge across the River Spey ( OS grid ref. NJ065289 ).

Please be aware though that this road is a single track with limited visibility and passing places. If you choose to proceed along this route please note that you do so at your own risk and caution should be exercised.
2. Free taxi. This is provided by the Moray Council as a pick up/drop off service at either end of the bridge only ie Blacksboat old station car park ( OS grid ref. NJ182388 ) and the B9137 road at Ballindalloch/Cragganmore ( OS grid ref. NJ167365 ).

This service is available between 9.00am and 8.00pm daily for the duration of the bridge closure. Telephone or email to make prior arrangements with one of the following taxi firms quoting the reference ‘Ballindalloch bridge closure’ :

Tawse Taxis tel 07725 995 277 E mail jamestawse@hotmail.co.uk
C U There Taxis tel 01340 871 217 E mail wroy0@toucansurf.com
3. Public transport. This is limited but is available as follows:
a. Speyside Dial a Bus. Prior booking up to 1 day before is essential. Tel 01343 562 533 to book. Lines open 9.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday.
b. 338 (Maynes Coaches) and 33 (Speyside Community Bus) bus services. This is a ‘hail and
ride’ service along the A95 road operating daily except weekends. Times at the nearest points along the A95 are as follows:

Marypark going towards Tormore: 07:50 09:10 13:50 16:10
Tormore going towards Marypark: 08:15 0:954 14:27 16:30

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