Bute islanders see wood in the trees with land purchase
February 8 2010
Campaigners believe that by purchasing Rhubodach Forest they can promote eco tourism on the site by improving access for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
Wood from the forest would be harvested to provide carbon neutral heating for island homes.
Bute Community Land Company has been established by proponents to persuade islanders of the merit in such proposals.
Several stumbling blocks remain to be hurdled in any purchase however, notably enticing a majority of the 5,000 islanders to vote to legitimise any positive result and to raise £1.4m, primarily through public grants and loans, to proceed with the purchase.
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