Energy co-op boost for Glengarry woodlands scheme

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free.

To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic. The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

Social enterprise initiative Glengarry Community Woodlands received a funding boost from one of its neighbours recently.

The Great Glen Energy Co-operative handed over a cheque for £3,000 towards a tractor and circular saw to help the community-owned enterprise achieve its plans to cut and sell firewood.

Murdo MacDonald, chairman of the Great Glen Energy Co-operative, commented: ‘Glengarry Community Woodland runs an impressive social enterprise and education programme, and the wood fuel enterprise will be an extension to that.

‘It works closely with Invergarry Primary School and this new project fits in very well with the curriculum and learning life and work skills. We’re delighted to have been able to support this very worthy cause which is very much a community project.’

Glengarry Community Woodlands was set up in 2016 when the community bought a 32-hectare woodland in Invergarry.

It runs a variety of activities and events, including a forest school club for local children, guided wildlife walks and green woodworking courses.

The Great Glen Energy Co-operative has 668 members who collectively own a stake in the Falck Renewables’ Millennium Wind Farm. The co-op offers support to local education initiatives and helps promote the benefits of renewable energy.



Chairman of Great Glen Energy Co-operative Ltd., Murdo MacDonald (right) makes a £3000 donation to Glengarry Community Woodlands Development Officer Tom Cooper (left) with (back row, centre) Felix Paterson Great Glen Energy Vice Chair, Community Woodlands Trustee, Peter Walker and Chair of the Glengarry Trust, Maria MacRae with young Robbie Fraser on the tractor. PICTURE IAIN FERGUSON THE WRITE IMAGE.

NO F38 community woods donation