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Latheron Lybster and Clyth Community Development Company have taken ownership of land at Rumster Forest, Caithness, Highland...The land was acquired from Forestry Commission Scotland using the National Forest Land Scheme with HIE providing some of the funding. Match funding towards the total costs of 80,000 also came from Dounreay Site Restoration whilst the community group raised 10,000 themselves. The 40 hectare site has been clear-felled, so the group now hope to start implementing their plans to restock 70% of the area as well as create some amenity areas. They also hope to submit a planning application in the spring to put two wind turbines on the site..Pictured here (L-R) Anne Sutherland, community powerdown officer; Marshall Bowman, director; Iain Gunn, director; Neil Buchanan, director; Eric Larnach, resource centre manager...Picture Credit : Angus Mackay / HIE 2011,LLCCDC,highlands,islands,enterprise,trees,energy,project,power,alternative

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