Arkaig Community Forest SCIO
Arkaig Community Forest is a charitable community organisation set up to acquire a biologically and culturally rich native pinewood site in north Lochaber. These two remote forest blocks, covering some 1086 hectares on the south shore of Loch Arkaig, are being sold by Forestry Commission Scotland as 'surplus', and Arkaig Community Forest has been approved by FCS as eligible to purchase them at an open market valuation set by the District Valuer
The woods contain significant ancient native pinewood remnants, and are part of the iconic Loch Arkaig Pinewoods - a Caledonian Pinewood Inventory site of great biodiversity importance. We aim to restore and expand the native woodland habitats, and to improve the ecological, economic and social value of the woods, bringing multiple gains to the area, preserving and enhancing these woodlands for public benefit and reconnecting people with the land.