Newsletter vol. 2 no. 5

Hello Friends of the John o’ Groats Trail!

The summer solstice sun shone brightly on the JOGT a few days ago! This is just a brief newsletter to send a few happy updates:

  • Gail Ross MSP lodged a motion in Parliament today “commending the trail and welcoming the benefits that it will bring to the area.”
  • The BBC Scotland News ran a story on us on the radio on Monday and on their web site as seen here:
  • The Times of Scotland also ran a small article on us today.
  • We signed a constitution in June and applied for charity status. Once approved, we will be able to accept charitable donations and apply for grants.
  • In May and June combined, we marked or cleared 12 miles of trail, which represents 11% of the off-road parts of the trail. This was purely due to volunteer efforts. Many thanks to everyone who helped! More events in August and September.
  • If you would like to volunteer, please contact me to be placed on our volunteer mailing list.

Notes for walkers:

  • Walkers may be interested to know we have added a stage status page to our web site. This will enable walkers to check how difficult and how near to completion each stage of the walk is.

Happy trails!