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CWA Annual Conference and AGM 2018

13th October - 14th October

Book here for the CWA 2018 Conference and AGM, at the Strathpeffer Pavilion on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October.

Please note that CWA groups can book two delegate places per group at the prices advertised. If you wish to bring additional delegates please contact Jon or Fiona (email below).

We anticipate being able to support delegates’ travel costs. CWA will manage delegate T&S for Scottish community groups, and the Plunkett Foundation has some travel bursaries available for MLWW groups from the rest of the UK.

The outline conference schedule is below and will be updated as speakers and workshop hosts are confirmed.

Please contact Fiona at if you have any questions or are interested in display space.

Saturday 13 October 2018

9.15 Registration opens
10.00 Conference starts


  • Keynote address by Megan MacInnes, Scottish Land Commissioner

  • Chris Blake: Project Skyline

  • MLWW films


  • The new Scottish Forestry Strategy

  • Developing early years learning provision in community woods

  • CWA LEADER trails project - creating and managing multi-use trails

  • Climate change and woodlands

  • Woodland crofts, smallholdings and hutting

13.00 Networking lunch

14.00 Site visits

  • Abriachan Forest Trust

  • Aigas Forest Trust

  • Evanton Wood Community Company

17.30 CWA AGM

19.00 Conference dinner, followed by ceilidh

Sunday 14 October 2018

9.30 Conference starts

Presentations from community groups

  • The Vat Run, South Queensferry

  • Vert Woods, East Sussex

  • Lochcarron Community Development Company, Wester Ross

Interactive session: the future of rural and community development

13.00 Lunch and conference finish

The conference is funded by the Making Local Woods Work project, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Forestry Commission Scotland.

Attached File: Accommodation and transport information.pdf
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