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Events! (and a change of date)

Saturday 24th May sees a Bird Walk at Balnakailly which will be led by Ian Hopkins. As the walk is later than originally... 


Nina Graham: end of assignment as project coordinator

My role as temporary project coordinator for Bute Forest is coming to an end.  I have achieved the tasks I set out to do,... 


REMINDER: NEST-BOX BUILDING THIS SATURDAY (15TH MARCH) 10AM TO 1PM

  The spring and summer events programme kicks off this Saturday (15th March) with nest-box building.   Entice... 


Small mammal survey: Sunday 30th March, 11am to 2pm

A new and exciting feature of the spring programme will be a small mammal survey on Sunday 30th March. The results are of... 


Wildflower walk and talk: Sunday 11th May at 2.30pm

Angus Hannah will share his enthusiasm and knowledge on a walk to look at wildflowers, ferns and mosses in the Balnakailly... 


Greenworking club: Sunday 13th April

As part of our spring programme, Tim Stobart will be hosting an introduction to greenworking where you can learn the skills... 


Adult Survey – Stage 2 Application

Bute Community Land Company is submitting a second stage application to the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) for a grant to develop... 


Update from Nina Graham, Project Coordinator

I’m into my fourth week of a six week assignment and am happy to report good progress.  The stakeholder meeting to... 


Forest exploration by Nina Graham, Project Coordinator

Ready for take-off from the WWII bunker Ben (the forester) and I took our dogs, Jasper and Blane, for a walk in the forest... 


Firewood and kindling availability

No firewood is expected to be available for the next few weeks due to the difficulty of drying out the wood in almost continuous... 


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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.