Community Land Week Event: Thursday 16th August

Community Land Scotland represents community landowners all over Scotland, including South West Mull and Iona Development, supporting and driving forward community land ownership. 

Scotland’s first ever Community Land Week runs from Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th August and celebrates community ownership, as well as encouraging people to find out what is happening on community owned land in their local area, or further afield. 

As part of this week, on Thursday 16th August, South West Mull and Iona Development are holding an event entitled: “Tiroran Community Forest – Then and Now”. The event takes place in the forest and explores three aspects that have been affected by changes in land ownership and use over time; People, Forestry, Biodiversity & Nature. We are very lucky to have three distinguished experts to guide us through these topics! Christine Leach will be talking about the people that used to occupy the forest and there will be an opportunity to find out from us about possible future repopulation through the introduction of woodland crofts. Chris Marsh of the Community Woodlands Association will be exploring the forestry plantation of the 1970s in comparison with future plans and aspirations. John Clare will be looking at the species in the forest and the impact of previous and future forest management.

It promises to be a fascinating afternoon. Please join us from 1pm to 4pm at the main forest entrance by the bridge.

Booking is not required but contact Morven on mgibson@swmid.co.uk or 01681 700021 if you would like more information.

Click here for more information on Community Land Week.