Ian Townsley of HF Holidays (left) and Scott McCombie

Ian Townsley of HF Holidays (left) and Scott McCombie

A holiday company has handed over cash to help maintain footpaths in the Highlands.

HF Holidays runs breaks tailored to walkers and its customers regularly use the upland paths owned and cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. The firm handed over £2,000 for the charity’s Sole Trading appeal, to help maintain paths in Glencoe.

The holiday company has a base in North Ballachulish at the foot of the glen, and decided to put some cash back into the area.

Scott McCombie, NTS property manager for Glencoe and Dalness, said: “We are very grateful to HF Holidays and their Pathways fund. It’s great to have people putting something back in to the hills that give visitors so much enjoyment.”

The NTS has 634km (394 miles) of upland paths in its care and spends about £80,000 a year maintaining them and protecting the fragile mountain environment through which they pass.

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