Ullapool Community Trust Application to Lease Land in Lael Forest, nr Ullapool for Hydro Schemes

Ullapool Community Trust (UCT) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease two areas of land in Lael Forest amounting to approximately 6 hectares.

Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that it provides increased public benefits.

The land UCT have applied to lease includes and is adjacent to the Allt a’Bhraighe and the Allt a’Mhuillin watercourses in Lael Forest.  UCT wish to develop small scale run-of-river hydro schemes on these rivers thereby giving the Ullapool community the opportunity to generate low carbon electricity and income that can be used to support local projects and initiatives.

A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.

Responses and comments should be addressed to Malcolm Wield, Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Conservancy, 'Woodlands', Fodderty Way, Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV15 9XB or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forestry Commission Scotland has a policy of making these comments publicly available, unless requested to keep comments confidential.