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This guide to working with the private sector was produced by Forestry Commission Scotland, CWA, Confor and Highlands and Islands Enterprise


CWA report to Forestry Commission Scotland on Developing Branching Out in Argyll.

CWA commissioned Burness Paull to provide a report on the most appropriate legal model for a co-operative to facilitate investment by community woodland groups in renewables projects. This report was financially supported by a Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Start Up Grant. CARES is delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government by Local Energy Scotland.

This report analyses the findings from research into trading from community woodlands.

This report summarises the findings from survey work to establish the potential to create new community woodlands through partnership working between communities and land owners.

This report explores models of resource sharing amongst community woodland groups to facilitate better community management.

This report details the findings from targeted follow up focus meetings looking at wood product development in community woodlands.

This report investigates alternative sources of funding to raise capital for community land purchase, with a particular focus on the appropriateness and fit of community share issues.

This interim report summarises the results of a survey designed to identify what community woodland groups are already doing with regard to production of wood products for sale and what additional support they might require to generate income streams from such production.


Banner Image: Glengarrry Community Woodlands

Photo credit: Tom Cooper