Sunday 21st March
Rothesay Joint Campus
An Open Day
We had a couple of very interesting guest
speakers from :
The Community Woodlands AssociationEstablished in 2003 as the direct representative body of Scotland’s community woodland groups. We help community woodland groups across the country achieve their aspirations and potential, providing advice, assistance and information, facilitating networking and training, and representing and promoting community woodlands to the wider world.
Read more about community woodlands and the background to CWA
Abriachan Forest Trust
Abriachan is a scattered rural community of about 140 people set high above the shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. There are still some active crofts but the majority of inhabitants are employed in Inverness and beyond. The local school closed in 1952 so Abriachan’s children now attend Dochgarroch Primary and Charleston Academy.
In 1998 the community purchased 534 hectares of forest and open hill ground from Forest Enterprise. Since then, as a social enterprise, the Abriachan Forest Trust has managed this land to create local employment, improve the environment and encourage it’s enjoyment by the public through a network of spectacular paths, family suited mountain bike trails and innovative education opportunities.
Visit the Abriachan Website