Alternative routes provided by Midlothian Council for Black Path users

Works are progressing steadily on the railway, particularly in the Midlothian area. As a result, closure of the Black Path between Sheriffhall and Gorebridge will begin on Friday 15th February.

Due to the volume of work that will be involved with this task, the closure of the path will be carried out in sections: starting at Sheriffhall and working towards Gorebridge.

The path will be completely closed by Monday 29th February.

Although the Black Path will be closed, routes which cross it will remain open where possible, otherwise alternative paths have been provided by Midlothian Council and directions will be provided to these.

Over the next few days signs will be placed along the Black Path to inform local residents of the closure and identify alternative routes where necessary.

Craig Bowman, Communications Manager for the Borders Railway project said:

“As work progresses along the Borders Railway residents are going to see visible changes in their local area. We understand that the Black Path is currently used by many cyclists and walkers and so we are working with the local council to ensure alternative routes are identified where possible.”

If you have any queries, please contact the Council on 0131 270 7500 or via enquiries@midlothian.gov.uk or visit the Sustrans website.