Here in Stratherrick and Foyers we are fortunate to have an active heritage group. This June the South Loch Ness Heritage Group is planning an exhibition at Stratherrick Public Hall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Forestry Commission. Look out for dates and times. This event follows on from last year’s very successful two day exhibition of old tools and artefacts at the Stratherrick Hall. It seemed everybody in the area attended.

Since April, there are two public bodies looking after Scotland’s woods.

Forestry and Land Scotland is responsible for managing the Scottish Ministers’ land known as the National Forest Estate.

Scottish Forestry (SF), an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government, replaces Forestry Commission Scotland, and is responsible for forestry policy, regulation, support and the awarding and payment of forestry grants.