Bute Community Land Company (BCLC) is seeking new Directors to take forward the project through its next exciting stage of development.
Bute Community Land Company was recently awarded planning permission for developments in the community-owned forest at Rhubodach. The permission granted includes a café, classroom, paths, car parking, glamping pods and play areas. The planning permission was the next step in satisfying the requirements for a £1million application to the Big Lottery Fund, due at the end of the month.

Chair Emma Cooper said “The BCLC forest project has the potential to play a significant role in the regeneration of the Isle of Bute, complementing the range of other ambitious projects currently in development and the recent surge in new family-friendly events and activities.

“The facilities will offer outstanding opportunities for the local community to engage in educational and recreational activities, as well as attracting a new generation of visitors to the island. Our extensive market research and business planning shows that the facilities could attract up to 20,000 new visitors to the island each year and will be self-funding after the first few years.

“As a project such as this develops it needs different skills to lead it forward. We are now seeking the next generation of directors, with the right time, skills and commitment to progress the project through the stages of finalising funding, building, and opening.

“If people are interested in knowing more about being a Director and the skills we are looking for, whether they live on Bute or off, then they should contact me for a face-to-face discussion on emma@buteforest.com.”