Achnacarry, Bunarkaig & Clunes Group apply to purchase 1086 Hectares at Glen Mallie and South Loch Arkaig

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5 MARCH 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16187

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Achnacarry, Bunarkaig and Clunes (ABC) Group has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 1086 hectares at Glen Mallie and South Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.

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.

The Glen Mallie and South Loch Arkaig woodlands ontain iconic native pinewood remnants and the ABC Group have said their long-term objective is to restore the woodlands to fully-functioning native woodland habitats.  The local community are a key element in this vision.

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 Wednesday 2 April.

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.