Issue - meetings

Friends of Glenan Wood

Meeting: 15/08/2023 - Bute and Cowal Community Planning Group (Item 12)

Friends of Glenan Wood

Verbal Update by Friends of Glenan Wood



Consideration was given to a presentation by Robin Webster of Friends of Glenan Wood which provided information on the woodlands which is 148 hectares of unique Atlantic temperate rainforest located in Portavadie. Robin highlighted that the woods were acquired by the local community from Forestry Scotland via the Scottish Land Act in 2019 and now has approximately 80 local members and 7 local trustees.


The presentation also included information on what visitors can expect to find in the woodlands; grants that they have received; work parties for volunteers; the weekly ‘brew and blether’ and the challenges they are facing.


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The Bute and Cowal Area Community Planning Group considered and noted the information provided.


(Reference: Verbal Report by Secretary, Friends of Glenan Wood)