The Community Council is concerned by the lack of meaningful consultation and failure of Scottish Woodlands / Gresham House and Scottish Forestry to deliver on the alternative timber transport route etc etc. At the Community Council meeting on April 13th 2022, it was agreed to submit a formal complaint to Scottish Forestry.
In the first week of April 2023 at least two logging truck were seen on the A814 in the Helensburgh Area.
Rhu and Shandon Community Council understand that they was not authorised to be there. This is not the route that they should be following to the Cardross Sawmill.
We are not the only community in Scotland who have issues with Scottish Woodlands, the company responsible for Forest Management. Pitlochry and Moulin Community Council have similar issues concerning Ballyoukan Forest. In an interview with Heartland Radio on July 26th last year, Charles Bushby, now a director of SW said, "if anyone is sees the rules being broken, they should take the registration number and forward the information to SW".
So now you know. If anyone sees a logging truck in our area, please take a note of its number, its location and the direction of travel plus the time, and send this information to Charles.Bushby@scottishwoodlands.co.uk or to the firstname.lastname@example.org or to any member of the Community Council and we will ensure that the information is passed on.
If you can take a photo it would be even better!