Dronley Community Woodland SCIO is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Registered Number SC 047582, formed in 2017 in order to save Dronley Wood for the Community.
Dronley Wood is a glorious area of mature mixed woodland situated midway between the bustle of Dundee and the heathery hillsides of the Sidlaws. It sits on a low ridge in rolling Angus farmland and is just to the East of the B954 road from Dundee to Newtyle. The Wood is laced with a network of paths which lead from the public car park.
The Wood’s gnarled Scots Pines are home to a lively community of red squirrels and a wide range of birds, mammals, plants and fungi can all be seen. Dronley Wood also commands magnificent views; to the West to the Sidlaws and to the East out over the Firth of Tay to the North Sea.
Dronley Community Woodland Charitable Objectives are: –
1. To manage and improve Dronley Community Woodland for the benefit of the “Community” and wildlife through the promotion of the principles of sustainable development of Scotland’s natural environment including social and economic development.
2. To inspire and educate the “Community” about the biodiversity and protected species of the woodland. To facilitate and encourage the use of Dronley Community Woodland for educational purposes, including raising awareness of the environment, culture and history of the woodland.
3. To promote the development and civic amenity of the “Community” by providing workspace and land to encourage skills development, training and employment opportunities.
4. To provide and facilitate greater opportunities for recreational activities (both individual or group) which aim to contribute to the physical mental and social health of the “Community” and other users of Dronley Community Woodland.