Scotland's 7 Stanes Economic Impact Study

This report, attached below, provides an evaluation of the 7stanes Mountain Bike Trails Phase 2 which are based in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. The main purposes of the report were to assess the project’s performance to date and inform future delivery.

Forestry Commission is the largest single provider of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities in Scotland and has been at the forefront of the provision of mountain bike trails and infrastructure for over a decade. The 7stanes project was initiated in the winter of 2001 as part of FCS’s on-going commitment to the latter provision, but more importantly, as a stimulant to the recovery of the economy of the South of Scotland as a top class mountain biking (mtb) destination and, thereby, help rebuild local tourism.

Phase 2 of the project is intended to take the project and the related economic impacts to a new level with the overall Vision altered to: “Maintain and develop the South of Scotland as a world-class mtb destination; supporting tourism and rural-based business and bringing health, wealth and enjoyment into the natural environment.”

To download a pdf file and copy of the report, click the attached file below.

7 Stanes Phase