The visitor centre at Braeloine is finally set to reopen after closing last year for refurbishment. Work on the site was halted for several months so as not to disturb a family of bats in the property, and the building work has been undertaken in a way which still allows the creatures into their home in the roof space.
Access to the centre, which welcomes thousands of people through its doors every year, has been hugely improved and the exhibition has much more of a focus on education, with displays about forestry, wildlife and people who have lived in the glen for generations.
The official opening will take place on August 21st, although the toilet facilities, which now have extended opening hours, will be available to members of the public before this date. For a sneak preview of the new-look centre, click here.
This work has been carried out by the Glen Tanar Charitable Trust and this project was part-funded by the Scottish Government and the European Community (Cairngorms Local Action Group) LEADER 2007-2013 Programme.