Timber harvesting Dollar Forest May 2021

Unfortunately, harvesting is likely to affect the path network within the forest, some of which will be subject to temporary closure and diversion in the interest of public safety. Timber haulage will also affect the use of the main forest road network within the forest, with timber lorries regularly traveling on the forest road. The estimated volume of timber to be harvested will be around 11,000 tons with harvesting expected to last approximately 20 & 24 weeks depending on the weather. Timber haulage is expected to take a similar amount of time to harvesting and may continue for a short

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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

My name’s Neil and I’m the Administrator for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, a project that works with partners, landowners and volunteers to protect red squirrels where they are most under threat from the spread of non-native grey squirrels. Our Central Lowlands project area (which includes areas of the Forth from Stirling over to Clackmannan) is a key area for red squirrel conservation and we are keen to build up a strong network of volunteers and stakeholders across the region. Please view this map for more details (use the ‘layers’ button on the top right to select the ‘project areas’ layer)

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Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan republished

A brand new illustrated edition of a children’s classic, Light on Dumyat by Rennie McOwan, is now in its fifth edition and has been specially illustrated for a new young readership.  Rennie is the founder of Friends of the Ochils. This classic tale of adventure, friendship and courage is greatly influenced by the author’s childhood.  Aimed at 7–11 year olds, there are no phones or i-pads, just four resourceful children roaming free, having adventures and being at one with their environment. Light on Dumyat is the first book in a series of four and introduces the key characters, Gavin and the

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