News

The papers of the third Woodland Expansion Advisory Group have now been published on the WEAG website.

There are a number of interesting items (covering topics as varied as vacant and derelict land and ecosystem services) including a report by Bob Stubbs which examines the different barriers faced by landowners and forestry investors, and an investigation by Scott McG Wilson into different models of forestry that could help integrate trees with farming and sporting interests.

The group is organising a series of stakeholder evening meetings (18:30 - 21:00) as follows:

Event number

Location

Date

Venue

1

Dumfries

Tues 21 Feb

Easterbrook Hall

2

Oban

Wed 22 Feb

Royal Oban Hotel

3

Hamilton

Thurs 23 Feb

Crutherland Hotel

4

Perth

Mon 27 Feb

Dewars Ice rink

5

Selkirk

Tues 28 Feb

Tweed Horizons Centre

6

Inverness

Wed 29 Feb

Thistle Hotel

7

Huntly

Thurs 1 Mar

Gordon Arms Hotel

The aim is to involve as many 'real' land managers as possible so please do publicise the dates with anyone you think might be interested.

Finally, a reminder that the Call for Views is still open.  Again, if you have opportunities to highlight this to stakeholders please do; until 6 January WEAG would be delighted to hear from them.