A PEEBLESSHIRE forest is set to welcome plenty of visitors this Easter break.

With the Easter holiday in full swing, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) at Glentress is anticipating a busy long weekend.

While work is still ongoing as part of the Glentress Masterplan, the FLS team in Peeblesshire is working to ensure that visitors can still enjoy a number of the trails at the top tourist destination safely.

Martin Page, FLS regional visitor services manager, said: “Glentress is always one of our busiest visitor hotspots – and with all of the recent work that we’ve been doing we are expecting even more visitors than usual.  

“There are loads of activities to enjoy, trails to explore and sights to see but as a working forest that is also in the closing phase of Masterplan redevelopment work, we need to put in a small number of trail closures and diversions to help keep visitors safe.  

“However, with the Glentress trail network being so extensive, we are able to get on with the work we have to do and still provide visitors with a range of fantastic recreational opportunities. 

“We would just remind everyone who is planning to come along over the holidays for a great day out, to do their bit and please follow all safety signage and diversions.” 

Visitors are also reminded that Glentress is a working forest that produces timber, and that keeping a safe distance from areas being felled is vital.

Works being completed as part of the Glentress Masterplan include the building of forest holiday cabins, a skills area, and work on remaining trails including some on the new-build trails which have been affected by very wet weather.