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Update: The full application to Forest Land Scotland (FLS) to transfer Coilhallan Wood to community ownership is now available.
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These documents are also available on the FLS website. FLS received 31 responses, which are available on their website.

CCDT have now studied these carefully and have answered the various comments in an overall response.
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March 2020 update: The members of the Community Woodland Group have worked on a revised Woodland Management Plan, which has been submitted to Forest Land Scotland (FLS) to support the application to transfer the woodland to community ownership.
The revised Plan is available here (8MB PDF) >>> 
The decision is expected by the end of August 2020.
November 2020 update: Following the unsuccesful application to the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) for funding towards the purchase of Coilhallan Wood on behalf of the community, the CCDT Chair, Frank Park, sent the attached letter to Forestry Land Scotland (FLS) in confirmation that CCDT was withdrawing from its land transfer application. The letter states that CCDT is keen to continue working with both FLS and the volunteer group in the management of the Wood for the benefit of the whole community.

Coilhallan is a mixed woodland to the south west of Callander, close to the High School, Primary School and Leisure Centre. It is already well-used and has a network of paths and a car park off Invertrossachs Road at its western edge.

Our aim is to manage the wood sustainably to make it a more attractive and enjoyable place for both residents and visitors, while protecting and enhancing its wildlife. We believe this can be done more effectively, through a community enterprise with the support of volunteers, than is possible under the current management by Forest Enterprise.

A feasibility study, completed in 2017, supports this view and shows how the wood could be acquired, funded and managed to the benefit of Callander. 

A Community Woodland Group, made up of local people with a wide range of interests and skills, is looking at the study’s proposals in more detail.

Further information from
Frequently Asked Questions

Woodland Group Members

2017 Feasibility Study

Drop-in Summary 1

Drop-in Summary 2

Response to letter in Ben Ledi View

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