A new vision for Easterhouse Woods

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

A ten year Forest Design Plan is in the process of being drafted and will on display to members of the public on the 11th of October from 12-4pm at Provan Hall, and on the 21st of October at the Library at The Bridge (Glasgow Kelvin College) from 3-7pm.

Community Ranger Eilidh Malcolm said “We’re really keen to get feedback about our proposed plans for the woodlands that surround the communities of Easterhouse. Even if you haven’t visited the woods, you can come along and talk to us about what you would like to see in your local woods. We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, and encourage new visitors to go and enjoy these wonderful areas.”

The five woodlands, from west to east, include Cardowan Moss, Todd’s Well, Bishop Loch, West Maryston and Lochend Burn. A network of paths runs through all of these sites and it is a great way to get some exercise, find a quiet place to relax or watch some wildlife like roe deer running through the 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 Easterhouse please visit the following website- http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/communication-consultation/forest-design-plan-consultations/glasgow-woods or contact Scottish Lowlands Forest District on 0300 067 6700.

Provan Hall, Auchinlea Road, Easterhouse, G34 9NQ

The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW

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.    The FCS agobair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridhcoilltearachdRiaghaltasna h-Alba agus a’ riaghladhnan 660,000 heactaireanann an OighreachdnaCoilleN� iseanta, a’ dìonadh, a’ cumailsmachd air agus a’ leudachadhnancoillteangusbuannachdan a thoirtdhacoimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidhagus, agobair an aghaidhatharrachadhgn� th-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