Drop-in events explain next phase of A82 harvesting works

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is staging three “drop-in” events to publicise the next phase of its steep ground harvesting work, due to start in September.

With the successful completion of tree felling and slope stability operations above the A82 at Glen Righ (nr Corran Ferry) and alongside Loch Lochy, the operation is now moving to Primrose Bay (north of Alt Sigh) on Loch Ness-side.

The events are being staged at Drumnadrochit (Blairbeg Hall, 26th July, 11.00am to 7.00pm), Invermoriston (Glenmoriston Hall, 28th July, 11.00am to 7.00pm) and Gorthleck (Gorthleck Hall, 3rd Aug 11.00am to 7.00pm).

The Primrose Bay felling operation will take up to 18 months to complete and will be followed up with slope stability operations on the cleared slopes.

It is expected that all operations at Primrose Bay will be completed by June 2018.

Alex Macleod, who is managing the A82 Project operations for FES said:

“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 might 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. “

Transport Scotland’s North Network Manager, Fiona Brown  said;

“We and our operating company, BEAR  Scotland, continue to work with Forestry Enterprise Scotland on the planning and programming of their works on the A82 to help minimise disruption to road users, communities and businesses”.

Further opportunities to contribute will be publicised in due course.

There is more information online about the A82 Steep Ground Felling works, and up to date information on traffic management measures will be available on the Traffic Scotland web site as and when they are required.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. 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.
  5. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.