KCDC, working in partnership with the community, has created ‘Gynackgate 2020’ as a Town Centre Funded Project with Sustrans Scotland. This project has been funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through the Places for Everyone programme sponsored by Sustrans in partnership with Highland Council to encourage walking and cycling.
As well as creating the Gynackgate area with additional seating, we have also installed a new secure bike shelter and maintenance column. The symmetry of flower beds has been retained as much as possible, allowing for path slope angles that meet the needs of all-ability use.
A new path has also been created and a new entrance across from the primary school. Along the path you will see refurbished bench seating undertaken by KCDC.
February 2021 will see further Town Centre funding available locally and KCDC are applying for additional funds with the aim of improving the south end of the garden, the important link between the developments that have already taken place and the anticipated work at the Spey Street junction.
Landscaping will include an avenue of Cherry trees, the possibility of a petanque park and wild flower section to the gardens. Provision is already in place for an Indian War Memorial. There are some additional works to be concluded at the North end including further seating, fencing and planting which were not included in the original drawings.