Successes So Far…
In 2007, we bought some 250 acres of land approximately 10 miles from Glencoe. As with much of the Highlands, the land had been used for commercial forestry and hill farming over the years. At the time of purchase, the land was an inaccessible and relatively unsuccessful commercial Sitka plantation.
Key objectives for our project included:
- To help preserve and encourage protection of flora and fauna
- To create an amenity for the local community
- To provide an education medium for local schools and organisations
In 2014, the company purchased second plot of land: a 180-acre Sitka plantation approximately 10 miles West of Invergarry, called MountainView. In addition to our tree-planting, we have fenced off a substantial area of land and planted a ‘nature hedge’, consisting of hawthorn, blackthorn and other trees and shrubs which will provide habitat for wildlife. As the Sitka matures and becomes commercially viable to remove, we will replace them with native trees.