The Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 4,487 hectares of woodland at Barracks, Rannoch.
Administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the NFLS gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy or lease national forest land on the basis that it provides increased public benefits.
The group have said that this proposal would deliver the Trust’s Reserve Acquisition Policy: “The Scottish Wildlife Trust will acquire and maintain a network of wildlife reserves to safeguard a broad representation of wildlife found throughout Scotland, and to act as examples to others and for the public benefit including enjoyment, information and education”.
A 28-day open consultation period is required by the scheme and public comments on any aspect of the proposal are welcome.
Details of the application can be viewed on line athttp://www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/supporting/strategy-policy-guidance/communities/national-forest-land-scheme-nfls/current-applications/barracks-rannoch and all comments on the proposals detailed in the application must be submitted by Monday 20 October.