A long-awaited addition to the local path network was unveiled recently as part of Huntly Development Trust’s project to develop walking in and around Huntly. Construction of the 765 metre long section of footpath alongside the B9022 Portsoy Road means that walkers can now enjoy a safer loop around the town and obtain easier access to the Forestry Commission’s walks in the Bin Forest. A mass community walk to mark the opening formed part of Huntly’s weekend of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Hilda Lumsden-Gill and Dr Eleanor Anderson, respective chairs of Huntly and Strathbogie Community Councils officially opened the path. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mike Taitt laid the first stone of a cairn on top of a time capsule that is to remain buried until 2072. Walkers enjoyed a send off by Huntly and District Pipe Band and returned to the sound of the Brazilian Samba Super Collider band accompanied by their Huntly pupils. A good time was had by all!