PEOPLE in Helensburgh and beyond are being asked to have their say on the latest stage of plans to introduce an 'active travel' route between the town and Garelochhead.

Argyll and Bute Council says the stretch of the route between Helensburgh and HM Naval Base Clyde has now reached 'stage three' in the design process after three years of public consultations. 

A drop-in event will show off the latest stage in the design proposals in town later this month - while an online survey and school workshops are also planned to seek the public's views.

‘Conversations on the Coast’, a drop-in session, will take place during Tuesday, June 27 between 12pm-4pm on West Clyde Street opposite Helensburgh Cycles where residents can see and comment on the proposed designs and get a free bike-check.

Councillor Andrew Kain, the local authority's policy lead for roads and transport, said: “This latest consultation is another step closer to delivering a safe active travel route for local residents, visitors and people who work in the Helensburgh area.

“By linking routes, we can open up opportunities for active travel and encourage more people to travel by bike, foot or wheels.

“Huge thanks to everyone who has given feedback to the project so far.

“Please let us know what you think about the new proposed designs and if you can, join the team at the drop-in Conversations on the Coast event to find out more.”

On the same day as the drop-in session, people will also be able to leave feedback with the project team as they cycle the route and stop off at key locations.

The project team will also be visiting Rhu Primary School and Hermitage Academy to get the thoughts of local young people on the designs.

There is also an ongoing online consultation on the Argyll and Bute Council website which can be accessed at