Warning signs put in place at Bracklinn Falls

The council have been working to install safety signs for a year following the death of Stirling student Eilidh McNab.

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 New warning signs have been installed at Callander’s Bracklinn Falls, a popular beauty spot.

The signs have been installed a year on from the tragic death of a 23-year-old Stirling University student Eilidh McNab at the falls. Eilidh drowned while her 25-year-old friend was pulled to safety.

Since the tragedy, there has been a call for signage to be installed to warn tourists along with local people of the danger in the area. 

The matter of signage was brought up on different occasions at the Public Safety Committee of Stirling Council. 

It was discussed at the committee that there had not only been this tragic fatality, but there were also another four incidents where people had gotten themselves into trouble in the area in the space of a year. 

Stirling Council established a working group made up of the council, police, Trossachs Search and Rescue, The fire service, the National Park and other who agreed to have signage in place by Easter 2020. 

However, it was recently brought to Cllr Tweed’s attention that the signs had not materialised by that date. 

The matter was then raised with Stirling Council and signs have now been installed at the falls. 

Commenting Cllr Tweed said: “I am glad to see that the signage is now in place.

“Since the easing of lockdown, Bracklinn Falls has been extremely busy again as people enjoy days away and staycations. 

“I hope that visitors will pay heed to the signage and the dangers in the area.

“I would like to thank Stirling Council and in particular, Kristine Johnson for leading the steering group and to other members for working together on this issue.”

A Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority spokesperson said this week: “Bracklinn Falls is a beautiful and popular place for visitors, but it is important that people are aware of the water safety risks.

“We worked closely with partners, including Stirling Council, to have the new signs installed in order to support people to enjoy the area safely.”

Image credit: Stirling Council

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