* IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE NESS ISLANDS *
The Highland Council is informing pedestrians and cyclists that it is to close the suspension bridge from Bught Road to Whin Island from Monday 23 July for up to 6 weeks to allow contractors to make essential repairs to the bridge.
The Council apologises for any inconvenience that this will cause and is mindful of the fact that the closure is taking place throughout the summer, however the works are necessary for the essential maintenance of the bridge and the closure is for public safety.
The timing of the refurbishment in the summer season is necessary as it provides the best weather conditions to get the work done safely with lower river levels.
The refurbishment works include engineering, stonework and decking repairs and painting of the bridge structure and are part of an overall programme of works at the Islands repairing erosion, paths, bridges and tree works.