10 DECEMBER 2013NEWS RELEASE No: 16125
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Forestry Commission Scotland is warning visitors to the Bennachie Centre that the main Bennachie car park and all trails starting from it are currently closed due to severe wind damage.
The Commission team in the north east is engaging contractors to help clear the damage but it is likely to be the end of this week, at least, before it is reopened.
Dan Cadle, the Commission’s Recreation Forester (South) said:
“Unfortunately the storm has hit many of our sites and we are trying to get any fallen trees and other debris cleared as soon as we can.
“We would strongly urge that members of the public do not try to clear trees themselves.”
For more information, or to report blocked trails and fallen trees, call the Commission’s local district office on 01466 794161.
Notes to Editors
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3. 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. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland