In 2014 Forestry Commission Scotland identified an area of woodland to the west of Invergarry as surplus to requirements, and the community were given the opportunity to register their interest in acquiring it.  Within weeks a Steering Committee had been formed to look at the different options.


The main reason for buying the woodland was to manage it for the benefit of the community in Glengarry. This means providing services and activities which meet the needs of the community, helping to improve the local economy by providing jobs and increasing trade to local businesses, and helping to make Glengarry a better place to live by opening up the woodland with new footpaths.