Public urged to stay safe during felling operation

Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in Aberdeenshire is advising visitors to the Gordon Way at Bennachie to observe safety signage during tree felling operations that are due to start next week.

The felling work is scheduled to begin on Monday 27 April and is expected to last for three months, although the Gordon Way will only be affected for part of this time.

Emily Holmes for the Commission’s team in the area, said;

“The felling will affect the Gordon Way for about three to four weeks from the 18th May and diversions will be in place.

“These will only be in place through the week because, in an attempt to limit disruption as much as possible, we will open all routes for weekends. 

“We understand that this will result in some inconvenience and we apologise for that in advance. 

“However, we would urge all visitors to observe all onsite safety signage, both for their own safety and for the peace of mind of the felling teams working in the forest.”

During the operation the Suie car park will be closed but alternative parking will be available on the opposite side of the road.

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.