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Morvern Community Woodlands

Morvern is a mountainous area of south west of Highland Region on the West Coast of Scotland. The area extends to approximately 200 square miles and is bounded to the south by the Sound of Mull; to the east by Loch Linnhe; to the west by Loch Sunart and the Ardnamurchan peninsular; and to the north by Glen Tarbet and Ardgour. Loch Aline is a sea loch on the Sound of Mull in south Morvern with the village of Lochaline at its entrance.

Although it is situated on the mainland, Morvern feels remote. Access to the area is most commonly via the Corran Ferry near Fort William or from Mull via the Lochaline-Fishnish ferry. The population of Ardnamurchan and Morvern is just over 2000 and is concentrated in the north and central part of the area with Acharacle in the west and Strontian in the centre as the main settlements.

The landscape is one of picturesque uplands and mountain, with large scale, state owned coniferous forestry plantations, and the remnants of broad leaved native woodland, especially near to the coast. Large parts of the land are owned and managed by the Forestry Commission, a government body with the general duty to promote forestry, while other parts lie within large, privately owned estates, such as the Ardtornish Estate. Local employment is varied, including some forestry, fish farming and small scale tourism.

The Morvern Community Woodlands Company was started by local volunteers in 2002 to bring local woodlands back into management for community benefit, to run public events and training courses, to provide woodland education and recreation opportunities, and to promote woodland and timber-related skills within the community. Membership is a one-off payment of 2.
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The Community Woodlands Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland.
Company No: 275097 Charity No: SC038374 Registered Office: Old Poltalloch, Kilmartin, Argyll PA31 8RQ

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