Questions are being asked about a massive mound of earth that now divides Breadalbane Park. This impressive new geological feature, dubbed by some as a mini Tarmachan Ridge, is reported to be the base for new zip-line/flying-fox style equipment being added to the play area in the park as part of the upgrade works being implemented by Killin and Ardeonaig Trust.
No mention of this mound, estimated to be around 4-5′ at it’s peak, was made in the plans approved by the National Park in late 2014. The area assigned for the zip-line in the approved plans was around half the size with no obvious mention of raised earthworks – one would assume it would therefore be mounted at the existing ground level.
There is concern being expressed by a number of parents in the area that from the west side of the mini-Tarmachans you can now no longer easily keep a direct eye on your children in the play area. Those over a height of 6’6″ and those who have a pair of stilts to hand are reported to be unaffected. Killin.info are looking into a supply of mobile periscopes to help alleviate the issue for those worst hit.
We are looking for comments and feedback on the new feature that has landed in the park – what do you think?