Glen Affric revamp

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Scotland’s most outstanding glen has been given a facelift – at least on the pages of Forestry Commission Scotland’s website.

Jack Mackay for the Commission in Inverness, Ross & Skye, said

“Everyone knows that no one could improve on Glen Affric but that definitely wasn’t the case with our webpage.

“We’ve designed the new pages in a way that we hope will help set the scene for visitors before they arrive.

“The pages are not too heavy on content, so they’ve got a kind of open and airy feel to them - just like the Glen itself – and we’ve added more information on the people who have lived and worked there over the years.”

The new pages illustrate how lairds, foresters, farmers, stalkers and ‘electric men’ have shaped the beautiful and ancient landscape and forests. They also include a short film in which some of the Commission staff who give their impressions of the Glen and what it’s like to work there today.

To check out the new pages visit 

Notes to Editors
1) Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate. It manages the 660,000 hectare national forest estate, protecting and expanding Scotland’s forests and woodlands in ways that benefit communities, biodiversity, the economy the fight against climate change.

2. 2011 is the UN International Year of Forestry. For more information about how this is being celebrated in Scotland, visit and check out our Face book page at

1) Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a’ riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.