West Highland Way
ARCHITECTURE: Low Cost Project Schemes Under 200k
The first officially designated long-distance path in Scotland, the West Highland Way runs for 96 miles (154 km), from the town of Milngavie in East Dumbartonshire to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.
Throughout the year, walkers from around the world converge on Milngavie to embark on the Way, but until now a tarmac ramp and blank gable, leading through a service yard, have made for an inauspicious start to such a scenic walk. The proposal enhances the setting-off point for the walk, by offering photo opportunities and glimpses of the landmarks and vistas populating the route.
The project to transform this neglected area of the town was led by the community group Milngavie BID, with widespread support from local authorities, businesses, and residents: the gracious hosts on whom the West Highland Way depends.