Jubilee Bridge Restoration

Appin’s iconic Jubilee Bridge which spans the tidal marshland of Loch Laich is a much loved view. But the wooden bridge is showing its age and needs our help!

If you’ve visited The Pierhouse Hotel and Port Appin, chances are you’ve stopped to take a photo of Jubilee Bridge with Castle Stalker and the Morvern hills in the background. It’s a memorable sight!

Jubilee Bridge was built in 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Over the past 115 years the bridge has been enjoyed by locals and visitors alike – for walks, cycle rides and bird watching. Despite being maintained by volunteers over the years, the bridge timbers now need more extensive restoration work.

Fundraising is well under way with grants and funding secured from various bodies. The local community now needs to raise £40,000 and is rising to the challenge with lots of events in the pipeline. At a recent fundraising silent auction, we were pleased to donate a meal for two in The Pierhouse restaurant.

If you would like to contribute to saving this wonderful rickety bridge, please send a donation to Appin Community Trust, c/o Port Appin Stores, Appin, Argyll PA38 4DE marking your envelope ‘Jubilee Bridge’. Every penny will help.

Read more here about the walks around Jubilee Bridge here>

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