New community trust plans to buy three woodland areas in Lochaber

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A new trust which aims to own three woodlands near Fort William has been formed.

Great Glen Community Woodlands Trust (GGCW) trust is a recently constituted group of residents from Torlundy and Great Glen.

The areas of woodland the trust is looking to purchase. F 12 Great Glen Community Wodland Trust 01 no
The areas of woodland the trust is looking to purchase.
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The trust has notified Foresty Enterprise of its interest in buying three Dalvenvie, Tomnacharich and East Wood under the Community Assets Transfer Scheme.

GGCW will hold an open meeting at Lochaber Rural Complex at 7pm on March 29 when a representative from Forest Enterprise will advise members of the public who would like to learn more how to get involved.

Following the meeting, GGCW plans to form a steering group and request funding for pre-acquisition support. The group then hopes to request an independent evaluation of the woodlands, negotiate this evaluation and request capital funding from the HIE Land Fund in conjunction with other funding partners.