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New workshops for woodland creation grants

Five workshops are being held across Scotland to help people applying for woodland creation grants to get the application right first time.

The workshops will explore the launch of the new applicant’s guidance due out soon, detailing the stages required for compiling a woodland creation proposal following the Mackinnon Review.

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Chris Stark, FCS Woodland Creation and Case Support Manager, said: “This workshop launches guidance that is the culmination of some of the Mackinnon Report recommendations. It has been complied with input from the industry and NGO representatives and outlines best practice for the applicants preparing woodland creation proposals.

“Our grant aid team will be on hand to answer any questions and offer advice, ensuring everyone will leave the workshop feeling confident that grant applications will be right first time. The workshop includes advice on due diligence and site assessment, the Environmental Impact Assessment process and the use of an issues log.”

The workshops are being held at:

1 March, Lanark, New Lanark Mill Hotel;

8 March, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries;

13 March, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness;

15 March, Battleby Conference Centre, Perth; and 

20 March Park Inn Hotel, Aberdeen.

The workshop costs £49 for the day (including lunch and refreshments) and the events can be booked online.