Glen Righ forest op’s progressing well

Forestry Commission Scotland’s steep ground felling operations at Glen Righ are progressing well but further slope stability & tree felling work is expected after Easter.

Traffic management will be suspended over the Easter holidays but will resume until the Glen Righ site is completed by early summer.

The Commission’s Alex McLeod, who is managing FCS’s A82 Project, said;

“We had originally planned that we would be finished the bulk of the slope stability work at this site by Easter. However, we lost a bit of time over the winter with snow stopping us getting onto the site. We also lost us further time when we pulled our team from Glen Righ to deal with the recent rock fall at Invermoriston.

“We hope that in the four or five weeks after Easter we will be able to finish the geo-technical works which will allow us to progress to the  last of the felling so that we can move on to our next site. We will also undertake to ensure that we suspend works so as not to clash with any major events taking place in the area.

“Once again, we’d like to apologise for any inconvenience and to thank road users for their support and understanding.”

The Glen Righ team are currently in the process of putting up a rockfall catch fence at the site having recently placed rockfall netting on steep slopes near the A82. A helicopter has also been used to ferry heavy materials onto the steep slopes to reduce manual handling.

For more information about Forestry Commission Scotland’s longer term programme over the next 10 – 15 years – visit www.forestry.gov.uk/A82operations

You can also follow us at http://twitter.com/A82operations

Up to date traffic management information can be found on the Traffic Scotland website http://trafficscotland.org/

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. 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.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.