Battle for Alternate Logging Route
A meeting was held on 6th September 2022 attended by
Fiona Baker, John McGall, Alastair Moore, Laura Freeland and Thomas Baylem from Rhu and Shandon Community Council and
- Craig Armstrong: Operations Manager for Scottish Forestry,
- Mike Page:Scottish Woodlands (SW). Manager for Letrault and Stuckenduff Woodlands and Highlandman's and Torr Forests
- Agathe Stoffel: SW. Assistant Forest Manager
- Iain Catterwell:Project Officer Argyll Timber Transport Group(ATTG)
Apologies were received from Raymond Kane A&B Roads Department.
Click here to read the minutes of that meeting.
You will see that the following was agreed unamimously:
All representatives at this meeting, RSCC,
SF, SW and ATTG agree that RSCC and the local
community have legitimate concerns with the
current haulage route and every effort will be
made to secure a new route that does not make
use of village roads.
Click here to read the emails which followed this meeting.
You will note from the emails above that it is the intention of SW to start work on the paths in Letrault and Stuckenduff in late January 2023. We are faced with the imminent prospect of quarry trucks and low loaders on Pier and Station Road on their way to build a forest track to service the woodland development. More information in Forest Roads and Paths. As we are in phase 2 of the extraction from Highlandman's and Torr, we would expect Timber trucks later in the year on Pier and Station Roads.
Mike Page says on his email of 8th December 2022 "Can I take it that R&SCC have lifted their objection ?"
You will not be surprised to know that we have NOT lifted our objection. Click here to read the confirmation of our objection.
We have informed the Community of these developments in Newsletter #113