My role as temporary project coordinator for Bute Forest is coming to an end.  I have achieved the tasks I set out to do, namely to develop an access and recreation plan for the forest, and design a spring and summer events programme.  I would like to thank everybody who contributed to making this possible within this six-week assignment.  I am finalising the draft access and recreation plan which will emailed to stakeholders very soon.  Spring and summer events are already being announced on the website as dates and details are confirmed.

I will have a column in next week’s Buteman.  Please check the website and Facebook for further updates from the Bute Forest team.

The Bute Forest will not be staffed after Monday 17th March.  Please direct enquiries to Emma Cooper.  Emma was the Forest Manager and remains as a director of Bute Community Land Company.  She can be contacted by email at  Or contact Ben Robinson, Forester, with order enquiries.