by KINROSS-SHIRE PARTNERSHIP in Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom

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On 7th December 2018 we successfully raised £450 with 14 supporters in 49 days

Extension of popular free mobility scooter hire scheme to RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, and replacement of 2 scooters at the end of their life.

by KINROSS-SHIRE PARTNERSHIP in Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our aim is to extend our free mobility scooter hire scheme to the RSPB Scotland Loch Leven visitor centre and nature reserve, and to replace scooters, at two other loch-side locations, which have reached the end of their life.

The Loch Leven Heritage Trail is a circular track around the beautiful Loch Leven National Nature Reserve. Much of the National Nature Reserve is managed by Scottish Natural Heritage and is internationally renowned for numbers of different bird species that visit throughout the year.  SNH maintain wildlife viewing hides at 3 locations around the trail which are open to all and accessible to the scooters.

On its 13 mile route, this easy access trail passes through a whole variety of different wildlife habitats and offers some spectacular vistas of Loch Leven & the Lomond Hills.   The trail also passes through the RSPB nature reserve. A new underpass will soon be opening below a main road which has hitherto separated the loch-side trail from the RSPB visitor centre, café, shop and toilets. The underpass will for the first time make the whole nature reserve accessible for wheelchair and trail scooter users visiting RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, and enable those using scooters hired from other locations on the trail to access the visitor centre, café, shop and toilets.   

Being in nature is important to both health and wellbeing. Removing the barriers and challenges to those with mobility issues will ensure trail scooter users can now also enjoy the beautiful countryside at RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, thus bringing currently disadvantaged people closer to nature.  

For the past 10 years, the Kinross-shire Partnership has sponsored free use of trail scooters 7 days per week, for use by locals and visitors alike, from Loch Leven's Larder and the Boathouse at Kinross Pier. The addition of a third hire point at RSPB Scotland Loch Leven will significantly extend accessibility and help everyone to enjoy the benefits this brings.

Please help us to realise this aim by making a donation, no matter how small, to help ensure everyone can enjoy this wonderful area and all it has to offer.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Free scoot!

Free trial of a mobility scooter from any of the 3 hire locations around the Loch Leven Heritage Trail.

£25 or more

Free breakfast

Free breakfast for one person at Kinross-shire Partnership Networking Breakfast event .

£50 or more

National Nature Reserve Tour / Talk

Guided walk around part of the Loch Leven Heritage Trail / National Nature Reserve in a group led by Scottish National Heritage. This will be a one off group tour on a date to be agreed.

£100 or more


12 months free advertising on both the and Visit Loch Leven websites.

£500 or more

Exclusive visit to RSPB Scotland Loch Leven

You & up to two friends will be offered an exclusive morning or afternoon on the RSPB Scotland Loch Leven nature reserve with one of the RSPB wardens as your personal guide. You'll hear about how RSPB manage the reserve then finish off with a cup of coffee & a scone at the Food for Life Gold Award cafe.

£1,000 or more


Become a Friend of Trail Scooters at Loch Leven and enjoy all the rewards above.

£2,500 or more


Sponsor purchase of a mobility scooter (with or without recognition as desired) and enjoy all the rewards above.

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