SCOTLAND FINEST WOODS AWARD

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Bowlts’ foresters, Dr Ben Lennon and Ben Watson, recently attended the Royal Highland Show in June, with the owner of Scaniport Estate, James Baillie, to receive one of Scotland’s most prestigious forestry awards. Darroch Wood on the Scaniport Estate, Inverness was awarded the 2019 John Kennedy Trophy for Multi-purpose Woodlands in the Quality Timber category. Presented by Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary, Fergus Ewing MSP, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP in attendance, the award recognises the high quality of the timber and multiple purpose benefits created in this woodland, which has been managed by Bowlts forestry team on behalf of the estate for the last twenty years.

In their summary, the judges concluded that “The stands of Douglas Fir and Larch in Darroch Woods can only be described as magnificent, both in terms of timber quality and visual appeal.  The conifers run into extensive oakwoods and both provide an exceptional backdrop for the network of footpaths through the wood and the walking/cycling route between Inverness and Dores.  This is high quality recreation.  The owner is committed to managing the woods as continuous cover forests which will safeguard the social, economic and environmental benefits for the long-term and given the quality of the timber, the woods currently, and will continue, to provide a significant economic benefit for the owner.”

We are delighted that our client’s efforts and commitment to their woodlands has been recognised in this way.

CROFT WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR RESIDENTIAL DWELLING TO NORTH EAST OF DUART, 2 KINLOCHEWE

A croft, extending to 0.51 hectares (1.26 acres), (subdivsion pending), benefiting from
Planning Permission in Principle (ref: 19/00857/PIP) for the erection of
a detached dwelling house, ideally situated in the village of Kinlochewe.

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