A new vision for Auchenshuggle Woods

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Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on Auchenschuggle Woods.

A ten year Forest Design Plan is in the process of being drafted and will on display to members of the public on Monday 17 November 2014 from 3-7pm at Shettleston Old Parish, Glasgow.

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 Eilidh Malcolm said:

 “We’re really keen to get feedback about our proposed plans for Auchenshuggle Woods. 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.”

Auchenshuggle Woods provides a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is ideal for a gentle stroll with the family, dog walking, picnics or to watch some wildlife like deer or fox.

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 Auchenshuggle Woods 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.

Shettleston Old Parish, 85 Killin Street, Glasgow, G32 9AH  

Notes to Editors

1.    Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
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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