Mull and Iona Community Trust have submitted an asset transfer request to purchase 201 hectares of land at Ardura, Isle of Mull. The purpose of the request is to generate long term income for the Trust, improve amenity and benefit to the community. The Trust intend to lease the site to the Torosay Estate to restock with native broadleaf and Caledonian pines. The community will retain full access to the forest for all activities it wishes to make provision for, including restoring the “old road” and developing a Forest School.

Ardura Forest

Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

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Anyone may make representations about a request to Forest Enterprise Scotland, and representations are published online. Representations must be made by 3 May 2018 and should be sent to:

Rebecca Carr
Community Asset Transfer Manager
Forest Enterprise Scotland
231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AT

or

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Peebles Community Trust submitted an asset transfer request to purchase 6.9 hectares at Eshiels Wood, Peebles. The purpose of the request was to manage the woodland to improve biodiversity, sustainable productive management through community ownership and partnership, resurrect coppice management skills and provide a space for further skills training and nature learning.

Eshiels Wood

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Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

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Anyone may make representations about a request to Forest Enterprise Scotland, and representations are published online. The representations on the request for Eshiels Wood received by the deadline of 26 April 2018 are published below:

Friends of Leadburn Community Woodland submitted a request to purchase 9.4 hectares of land at Leadburn, next to Leadburn Community Woodland. FLCW proposed to increase the variety of walks available from the community woodland and to open up views to the south by removing many existing conifers. The cleared area was to intended to be restored as a raised bog.

Track through Leadburn Woodland

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Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

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Anyone may make representations about a request to Forest Enterprise Scotland, and representations are published online. The representations on the request for Leadburn received by the deadline of 5 April 2018 are published below:

Dronley Community Woodland submitted an asset transfer request to purchase 50 hectares at Dronley Wood. The purpose of the request was to maintain and enhance the rich and diverse environment in the wood, develop its educational, recreational and timber resource, increase community capacity, skills and confidence, exploit innovative opportunities and generate a range of other long-term benefits and values to society.

Dronley Wood

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Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

Valley Renewables Group have submitted an asset transfer request to purchase 21.3 hectares of land at the entrance to the Carron Valley Forest. It is intended that the land will provide a focus for community activities, such as woodland management, timber harvesting including support for home heating to help reduce local fuel poverty, and for community events with woodland walks and adventure trails.

Trees at Carron Valley

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Asset Transfer Request documents and maps

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Anyone may make representations about a request to Forest Enterprise Scotland, and representations are published online. The representations on the request for Carron Valley received by the deadline of 23 January 2018, and a response from the Valley Renewables Group, are published below: