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Bonfire!

  FIRE! Who doesnt love a good bonfire?! Next Saturday, 18th June, we will be building a big one at Bute Forest. We... 


New Chair elected

The Chair of Bute Community Land Company, which manages Bute Forest, has stepped down. Ian Jardine has been the Chair of... 


A quick update from the board

Thanks again to all those who attended the AGM last week. It was great to feel a real sense of positivity and moving forward... 


Annual General Meeting

The AGM for Bute Community Land Company is scheduled for WEDNESDAY 17th FEBRUARY at 6.30PM at Bute Museum. The current Directors... 


Sawmill Demo tomorrow!

There will be a short sawmill demonstration on the new(ish) BIG(ger) sawmill tomorrow at the work area in Rhubodach Forest... 


Community meeting – 11th March & 12th March

As you’ll see below we have been working hard to progress the Stage 2 bid for the forest buildings and infrastructure... 


Bute Forest publishes new plans

We have some updated drawings and site plan for the Stage 2 funding bid to Growing Community Assets. These (with a few tweaks... 


Rare Conifers

Did you know we have some rare species of conifer in our woodland? You can find them by following the access track (signposted... 


Our forest is open for business!

The forest timber products business is back up and running under Richard Matts and a new very fancy sawmill, an LT40 for... 


Stage 2 Bid consultant

We are very pleased to appoint Ian Leaver as our bid-writing consultant thanks to support from HIE. Ian has submitted a number... 


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About Bute Forest

Introduction

Rhubodach Forest is an area of, ancient woodland, commercial forest, moorland and coast on the Isle of Bute.  In July 2010 Bute Community Land Company (a charitable company owned by the residents of the island) purchased 161 hectares of forest and acquired rights over a further 535 hectares for footpaths, cycle paths and hydro schemes.

Right from the start, the purchase of the forest was seen as the first important step in the community taking charge of its own destiny and leading the social and economic regeneration of the island.

Find out more about our plans for the forest and the events we have planned there.


Become a member of BCLC and find out what else it is doing to develop and improve the island.  Get in touch with us here and let us know how we are doing.