Royal Scottish Forestry Society: Lothian and Borders Field Day - 4 July 2017

Royal Scottish Forestry Society: Lothian and Borders Field Day

Forest Management, Recreation and Competing Land Uses

Dunglass Estate, Cockburnspath, Tuesday 4th July 2017



Dunglass is a fascinating example of a modern day diversified estate business, mixing farming and commercial forestry with a popular wedding venue and holiday accommodation. The Estates boasts a picturesque designed landscape with extensive policy woodlands, complete with an ancient weighing tree, strawberry tree and a 15th Century Gothic chapel with Knights Templar Cross.

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Community Woodlands Association Annual Conference – 20-21 October 2017

Location: Cumbernauld

This year’s CWA conference will take place on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October 2017 at the Westwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. There will be a change to the usual format this year: the conference will start on Friday and the CWA will be welcoming groups from the rest of the UK who are involved in the Making Local Woods Work project. This Lottery-funded project aims to help people create social enterprises in local unmanaged woodlands so they can grow into sustainable businesses, creating new areas of employment and training to benefit their communities. This project hopes to open up much-needed access to the natural environment to provide opportunities for economic growth and encourages better engagement with the outdoors, resulting in better health and wellbeing for those involved.

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