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Aigas Community Forest

A productive, working forest providing measurable social, economic and environmental benefits for local residents and visitors alike

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Forest Champions

During the six years we worked to secure ownership of the forest We enlisted two extra supporters for our efforts. Noted conservationist Sir John Lister-Kaye and land reform campaigner and historian Professor James Hunter both put their full weight behind Aigas Community Forest and agreed to act as Forest Champions.

Sir John Lister-Kaye has a 30 year career in nature conservation and is a successful author and businessman. As Environmental Forest Champion he endorses the community’s plans for managing the forest; - ‘I firmly believe that imaginative community ownership would permit creative management of the forest for the best interests of nature conservation, environmental education and local recreation ......

Professor Hunter is a historian and writer and has been an active campaigner for land reform for many years. As Social Forest Champion he believes that community ownership of Aigas Forest will bring a range of benefits; - ‘Over the last twenty or so years, many Highlands and Islands communities have taken ownership of local land and other assets. The people involved in the Aigas Community Forest initiative are anxious to have exactly this sort of responsibility......

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