Route completed

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The Formartine and Buchan Way has now been completed, putting the finishing touches to a 53-mile stretch between Aberdeen to Peterhead and Fraserburgh, splitting at Maud.

It was officially opened yesterday by Aberdeenshire Council Provost Jill Webster, with Nigel Sawford from Maud Railway Museum welcoming visitors to the event at Maud for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Maud and Strichen stretch, which was completed last year, is the final section to be finished.

The former railway line played an important role in linking together communities in this part of the North-east and now, fully reinstated, the route links communities throughout the east of Aberdeenshire.

The completed route will now be used by families and visitors to the area including, walkers, cyclists, horse riders, dog walkers, joggers, runners, and mothers with buggies, families with toddlers, schoolchildren, teenagers and adults of all ages.