THE names of new biking trails at a Peeblesshire tourist hub hoping to attract thousands of visitors each year have been revealed.

The Glentress Masterplan aims to bring a “social, economic and tourism boom” to the Tweed Valley.

It includes 16km of fresh routes, including a multi-user path as well as mountain biking taster and network trails.

More than 1,000 people got involved in a public vote to name the new tracks.

‘Smells Like Tweed Spirit’ (red), ‘Apple Peel’ (graded green), ‘Turn and Burn’ (blue), and Castle Black (black) were settled on.

Mairi Gougeon, cabinet secretary for rural affairs, land reform and islands, visited the Peeblesshire site on Wednesday (June 28).

It is anticipated that every year the revamped Glentress will help draw more than 350,000 visitors to the area and inject around £1 million into the local economy.

Ms Gougeon, said: “This is a major redesign for Glentress that was intended from the start to broaden the appeal of this amazing destination and increase its value for the local area, businesses and communities, and for Scotland’s economy.

“In restating its position as a top-flight attraction and with enhanced event capacity, the new Glentress will not only have a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of thousands of visitors, tourists and riders but will also positively impact the local economy.

“The local community enthusiasm for this project is fantastic and it’s great that in a public vote to decide the new trail names, we had responses from over 1,000 people.

“This has been a phenomenal, high-pressure project that has demanded the very best from everyone involved. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has done a fantastic job in marshalling the behind-the-scenes team that has brought this to fruition.”

An FLS spokesperson said that Glentress was “well positioned to be in the running to host major mountain biking events”.

The masterplan trail works will be boosted by the £30million construction of 56 cabins, as well as the construction of a new mountain bike skills park, which FLS will begin after the event has concluded.