CALLANDER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Working towards a better future

CCDT: COILHALLAN WOOD PROJECT

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 by the people of the town, with 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, has been set up to look at the idea in more detail and take the project forward.

To find out more, or if you are interested in joining the group, please come to an open meeting - Small Town with Big Ambitions - on 29 November 7-9pm at Callander Hostel. Here the Development Trust will be outlining this and other potential projects included in Theme 1 Priority 5 (page 13) of Callander Community Action Plan 2017-22.

Further information from mark@markgriffithsmanagement.co.uk