New bike lift for the Borders

The go-ahead has been given for a mountain bike chairlift to be built in the Scottish Borders. The 5 point 5 million pound scheme is set to be built in Innerleithen and could create around 100 jobs.

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Chairlift will create 100 jobs

Planning permission has been given for a mountain bike chairlift in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders.

The project will cost around £5 million to complete and will also include a visitor centre and a toboggan run.

It's claimed it will create around 100 jobs.

Scottish Borders Council granted approval for the scheme during a meeting, but the developers will have to look at moving the entrance to the site because bats roost at the current proposed site.

"This is obviously great news for the project, Innerleithen & we believe the Scottish Borders. With planning approval, we have something tangible to progress discussions with potential funders."

– Ian Campbell from developers AIMUp

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