Lesley Riddoch, Author and Broadcaster.
Just a quick note to wish you all the best with this important, pioneering project. All the work I've done with the Nordic Countries- Norway in particular- suggests local land ownership very often means local forest ownership and the small but steady flow of tasks,income and fuel from the backbone of genuine local democracy in rural areas. Unusually, Scotland's nationally managed forest estate has hitherto been out of bounds to local communities. Well done to the folks in Lochaber for realising ownership of this important physical asset will help develop their own human community.
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