Dronley Wood is to be sold by Forest Enterprise Scotland in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines and Dronley Community Woodland SCIO has been set up with the intention that it will become the Trustee of this wood on behalf of the local community of Auchterhouse, Dronley & Templeton. It is hoped that the transition in ownership can be achieved with the help of Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Community Asset Transfer Scheme together with a local fundraising effort.
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.