A Dronley Community Woodland Manager has been appointed on a 2 year contract and has taken up the post from 15th July. In May an application for Felling Permission was made to Scottish Forestry to clear all the fallen trees along the north side of the wood and the standing spruce in the northeast corner, which continue to fall with every gale. This permission … Read More Update – July 2019
UPDATE 11 AUGUST 2018 The 2 applications we made this year have met with complete success: – 1. Our request to Forest Enterprise to sell Dronley Wood to us was agreed to by them on 4th June. FE were satisfied that we had a mandate from the community for the transfer of the wood to community ownership in order to secure its future and … Read More UPDATE 11 AUGUST 2018
Dronley Wood Update 23 March 2018 Our Consultant, Duncan Bryden, carried out a Feasibility Study and Business Plan and produced a Feasibility Study and Business Plan Summary if the main document is too long winded for you. These are key documents to submitting an application to the Forestry Commission (FCS) under the Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS). The trustees have now completed the application form … Read More News March 2018
The Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) application has now been submitted and is open to comments from the public: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/managing/get-involved/community-asset-transfer-scheme/dronley-wood You can comment via email to Forest Commission Scotland here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local support is vital if we are to save Dronley Wood for the future. We have already received some excellent offers from local residents. 1. From: “Gillian Tuddenham” on May 04, 2017 Subject: Forest School Garry, I’m glad I was able to attend part of this evenings meeting but sorry I had to leave early, unfortunately I didn’t have a babysitter this evening. I … Read More Support from Residents
There is real progress in this ambitious project. We heard in early October that we were successful in gaining Stage 1 funding from the Scottish Land Fund to appoint and fund a consultant to prepare a business plan. The consultant we have chosen is Duncan Bryden Associates, based in Tomatin, with business partner Graeme Scott who will be looking at the financial viability of … Read More Update from the Chair
Our Dronley Community Woodland acquisition is moving ahead fast and attracting very favourable comment. Here are some of the letters of support we have received, all showing a real enthusiasm for our project. Graeme Dey, MSP South Angus 13 November 2017 wrote: “I want to welcome the efforts of Dronley Community Woodland to secure Dronley Wood under Community Asset Transfer. As the depute convener … Read More Letters of Support!