Local MSP Bruce Crawford joined the Forestry Commission team for a tour of some of their activities in the Stirling Constituency this week.
During his visit, Mr Crawford saw and was updated on:
The local Harvesting Machinery Investment – visiting the active site with mechanised thinning team.
Your Park – collaborative working on the Three Lochs Drive.
Loch Katrine – an update on activity.
Community Asset Transfer Scheme – an update on Coilhallen.
Eagle project – impact of woodland on eagle activity.
Goats – Kinlochard community concerns.
Larch disease – Phytophthora ramorum and clearfelling of larch.
Mr Crawford also had an opportunity to jump on board a forestry harvester.
Commenting, he said:
“This was a positive meeting with the Forestry Commission, and a good chance for me to learn more about their ongoing activity in the constituency.
“I was pleased that the Commission was undertaking work on issues that a number of local residents have written to me about, and my visit was an opportunity to find out about their numerous projects in the area.”