AIMUp Limited apply to NFLS for Innerleithen land

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AIMUp Limited has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease approximately 250ha of land - part of Elibank and Traquair Forest - near Innerleithen. 

AIMUp intends to improve recreational opportunities for the local community and visitors through a development off facilities that will include a funicular type uplift, new biking trails and a ‘toboggan’ thrill ride.

Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that it provides increased public benefits.

A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.

Details of the application can be viewed on line at and all comments on the proposals detailed in the application must be submitted by Tuesday 11 December.

Responses and comments should be addressed to Malcolm Wield, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy, 'Woodlands', Fodderty Way, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB or to

Forestry Commission Scotland has a policy of making these comments publicly available, unless requested to keep comments confidential.

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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.