FERNAIG TRUST NEWS
We are very pleased to report that construction work on the new Achmore-Braeintra footpath is complete. There are one or two small jobs still to be done, but overall it is finished. 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.
In December we submitted an application to the Woodland Trust for their ‘community trees’ scheme and have been awarded 420 saplings for planning on Trust land. This will be a mixture of rowan, silver birch, wild cherry, common oak, field maple and grey willow. The trees will be supplied as small saplings of up to 60cm, which should be easy to plant. Most will be 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 expect to receive delivery around mid-March and would then like to organise a Tree Planting day, when volunteers of all ages will be invited to pull on their wellies and bring a spade to help. More information on that will be circulated once we have a firm date.
FIELD TO LET
Field 10 (at Braeintra) is available to rent from 1 April. More information is posted on the Hall Notice Board for anyone who may be interested, or contact Lizzie Bird (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Colin McAndrew (email@example.com) for details.