£20m for Cairngorm Mountain

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The Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have committed £16m to repair the funicular, which has been out of action since 2018.

The remaining £4m is for improvements to access and footpaths and to power the snow cannons for improved snow cover.

A government spokesman said that they recognised the importance of tourism to the area, which had been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Preparatory work was started late October by contractors Balfour Beatty, with plans to excavate land around 94 of the funicular piers.