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Bute Forest Wants to Know What We Think

Plans for the use of the community forest at Rhubodach, opposite Colintraive are now in consultation mode, and residents of Colintraive and Glendaruel have been invited to make their views known by visiting the site, or contact the new forest … Continue reading

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Proposed Land Use Areas

 The board met on Monday 22nd August to populate a map of Stronafian with initial proposals for where certain activities could be located in the forest.  This will be passed onto our forest consultant for his comments. You can … Continue reading

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Progress on the Application to Acquire the Right to Buy Stronafian

At the last NFLS panel meeting in late January, at which the decision on our application was to be taken, important questions were raised regarding the timescales of the purchase and how that would affect our business plan for the … Continue reading

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St. Modan

One of the privileges of working on some of the projects that the Development Trust have in view, is that sometimes you come across really unexpected slices of information or history. Once such happened today as we examined deed maps … Continue reading

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Wider Consultation on Stronafian Forest has begun!

Our application to acquire the right to buy on Stronafian Forest is presently receiving a wider public consultation via the Forestry Commission website here as a ‘Sponsored Sale of Surplus Land’. To view all the pertinent documents, click on the … Continue reading

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Our Application to the NFLS is Eligible

Another small step towards achieving the right to buy, and eventually the forest itself, was made today. We had confirmation that our application is eligible for the scheme. Our application and our supporting documents (also published here) will be placed on … Continue reading

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Full Business Plan Submitted for Stronafian Forest

Written by Munro Gauld, the business plan has now been submitted as part of our application to the National Forestry Land Scheme. Our thanks to Munro for all his hard work. To read the document, please download it from our … Continue reading

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Michael Russell MSP welcomes our successful ballot

SNP Parliamentary Candidate for Argyll & Bute, Michael Russell MSP – who lives in Glendaruel –  has given a warm welcome to the vote by local residents which will start the process of community purchase for the Stronafian Forest by … Continue reading

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The ‘Big Yes’ Poster

Put up on all the noticeboards in Colintraive and Glendaruel today:

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It’s a very big YES!

We’re thrilled to announce that the community voted to purchase Stronafian Forest. We’re delighted with this, and have just issued a press release. Here’s the confirmation of the result as issued by returning officer Shirley MacLeod: Once we have a … Continue reading

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