DUNDONALD Paralympians were amongst the first to try out the all abilities trails at Culzean Castle and Country Park.

Scott and Jamie McCowan, who both represented Paralympics GB at Rio 2016, were joined by the National Trust for Scotland’s chief executive Simon Skinner and chairman Sir Moir Lockhead.

The Boccia players got the chance to experience the new Swan Trail.

This is one of two new routes which have just been completed at the historic estate, south of Maybole, and to officially open the trails.

Chief executive, Simon Skinner, said: “We are so pleased that Scott and Jamie could join us and our trustees to enjoy the culmination of a year’s work and more than £2.5 million of investment at Culzean Castle and Country Park, one of Scotland’s treasures.

“As well as these fantastic new trails which open up new areas of this lovely estate to more visitors.

“We have made lots of changes to make a visit to Culzean even more enjoyable for all.”

The Swan Trail and the Lion Trail are both suitable for all abilities.
After experiencing the new trails, Scott added: “Normally we would assume that trails like these would be inaccessible, so to have trails here at Culzean that are fully accessible is great to see.

“I’m sure it will encourage lots of disabled people to visit.

“I’ll certainly be spreading the word and encouraging others to come and make the most of these new facilities.”