FERNAIG TRUST NEWS
A big thank you to all those who helped out on Saturday 14th April on the Tree Planting Day. Your support was much appreciated.
This followed our application in December 2017 to the Woodland Trust for their ‘community trees’ scheme and we were awarded 420 saplings for planning on Trust land. These were a mixture of rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple and grey willow. Most were planted in the section of the hayfield we have fenced off by the new path, others at the Braeintra end of the footpath, and the rest here and there.
We are very pleased to report that construction work on the new Achmore-Braeintra footpath is complete. We are delighted with the end result, and have to congratulate the contractors Highland Conservation who have worked to a very high standard through some dreadful autumn and winter weather and produced something which we can all be very proud of. It’s great to see so many people out walking, cycling and even jogging and as spring arrives hope it will become even busier. An ‘opening’ event will take place once we are guaranteed better weather, and everyone will be invited to attend that. Watch this space.