A82 Loch Ness Harvesting Operations

Following the successful completion of long-term solution to secure the slope above the A82 at Invermoriston, Forestry Commission Scotland is staging two “drop-in” events to publicise the next phase of work that will start after the summer.

The events – at Invermoriston Community Centre (30 July, 10.00am-7.00pm) and at Drumnadrochit (Blairbeg Hall, 5 August, 10.00am - 7.00pm) - will focus on the harvesting operations alongside the A82 at Primrose Bay (north of Alt Sigh).

Felling is scheduled to begin in September this year.

Alex Macleod, who is managing the programme for the Commission said:

“The slope stability work at Alt Sigh, north of Invermoriston, which we expect to see completed this week, has involved the successful installation of an anchored concrete beam to secure unstable boulders on the hillside. It was a difficult operation that required a helicopter to airlift plant & equipment but now that it’s been competed, we’re looking ahead to the next stage.

“The drop-in events will allow local people and businesses to discuss with our Harvesting Team what we’ll be doing after the summer and how this will affect local traffic. Road users are by now probably very familiar with how we work and the need for traffic management to ensure public safety but we’re more than happy to answer any questions about this and any other aspect of the work.“

Members of the Commission’s environment and planning teams will also be on hand to give an insight into the wider management of the National Forest Estate in the area, particularly Moriston & Inchnacardoch Forests.

Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland staff will be available for parts of each day answer any questions about coordinating the works, or any other Trunk road matters.

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.