A new vision for Drumchapel Woods

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Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the woodlands it manages around Drumchapel.

A ten year Forest Design Plan is in the process of being drafted and will be on display to members of the public on Thursday 13 November from 3-8pm at Drumchapel Community Centre, and on Friday 14 November at the Phoenix Centre from 2-7pm.

A Forest Design Plan is an important document, which sets out the vision of the forest in the future and so it is very important that people are aware of what is planned and help shape it.

Community Ranger Derek Shannan said “We’re really keen to get feedback from as many people as possible about our proposed plans for the woodlands that surround Drumchapel. We’re looking forward to talking to members of the communities and hearing what they’d like to see in their local woods.”

The Drumchapel woodlands include Cleddans Burn and Garscadden Woods. A network of paths runs through these sites and it is a great way to get some exercise, find a quiet place to relax or watch wildlife from roe deer and tawny owls to butterflies and water voles. Follow the path beside Cleddans Burn to the old water tower for views of the Kilpatrick Hills or picnic, walk or cycle beneath majestic ancient oaks at Garscadden Woods.

The consultations will be held as drop in sessions with maps and information on the proposals, and staff will be present to help answer questions and gather comments from the local community and site users on the plans.

For more information on the consultations or the woodlands in Drumchapel please visit the following website- http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/drumchapel-woods or contact Scottish Lowlands Forest District on 0300 067 6700.

Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, Glasgow, G15 7HA
Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8JH

Notes to Editors

1.  Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
2.    For news, events and recreation information log on to www.facebook.com/enjoyscotlandsforests or https://twitter.com/FCScotlandNews
3.       Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland 

4.    Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office 0300 067 6508.

e-mail: steve.williams@forestry.gsi.gov.uk