A £22,000 project to upgrade and repair the road and public car park at Arbroath Golf Course adjacent to the rail crossing, and the pedestrian access to Elliot Links, began on Tuesday.
The work is being undertaken by Angus Council.
Councillor Alex King, Depute Provost and member of the Arbroath Golf Links Management Committee, who visited the site, said: “The upgrade and repair of the road and car park is another important contribution to the steady development of the Angus Coastal path and to the tourism and conservation value of Elliot links, by Angus Council and its partners.
“I am delighted today to see this important work start and look forward to making use of it over the coming years.”
Councillor Jeanette Gaul, vice-convener neighbourhood services, who was also present, commented: “We are happy to support the upgrade of the road and car park as this not only helps the conservation and tourism agenda but also recognizes the importance and value of the county’s footpath network in promoting the health benefits of leisure walking.”
The council has now also been awarded a grant of £73,000 by Angus Environmental Trust for visitor and habitat improvements at the Elliot links Site of Special Scientific Interest. Work is set to begin in the late autumn.