Argyll and Bute Local Access Forum needs new members

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Published Date: 

17 Aug 2011 - 16:53

Argyll and Bute Local Access Forum (ABLAF) is looking to recruit new members. The forum has been running for nearly five years and is an independent advisory body established under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.


Throughout this time the forum has had a key advisory role on the management of outdoor access in Argyll and Bute. Members have helped with the production of the Argyll and Bute Core Paths Plan, the promotion of outdoor access in the area and looking at ways to help with manage the paths already in existence.


Environment spokesperson, Councillor Bruce Marshall said, “Members of the forum have varied interests. There are keen walkers, cyclists, riders, land managers and people with an interest in their community. Argyll and Bute Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Forestry Commission Scotland are all taking part. Joining the Argyll and Bute Local Access Forum is a great opportunity for you to have an input into the future management of outdoor access in the area.”


There are four meetings held over the year that usually run from 6.00pm till 9.00pm. They are held in different locations like Lochgilphead, Dunoon, Ardrishaig, Oban and Inveraray. Meetings will be open to the public.


If you are interested in applying to become a member of the ABLAF please contact Douglas Grierson on 01546 604228 or for an application pack. The deadline for applications is 19 September 2011.