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Forthcoming workshop: Grazing, Trees and Trout

Posted: Monday 15 May, 2017 @ 07:03:05

Trees provide shelter and can enhance the productivity of trout lochs and surrounding areas

Saturday 24th June 2017, Aultbea, Wester Ross

This workshop, in collaboration with The Woodland Trust, will consider practical ways of protecting and enhancing soil nutrition and for improving the productivity of croft land, hill ground and associated fisheries in Wester Ross.

The day will start in the Aultbea hall with three presentations on:

  • Eco-system nutrition in Wester Ross (Peter Cunningham, SWRFT Biologist)
  • Using trees to protect and improve nutrition (Donnie Chisholm, Croft Woodlands Project Officer)
  • Woodland grazing and getting the balance right (Iris Glimmerveen, )

The indoor session will be followed by an excursion to a local woodland croft, and up on to hill ground where in addition to considering the productivity of grazing areas we’ll consider factors which limit the productivity of some of the trout lochs.

The day is aimed at grazing crofters in particular, and other land managers that are looking to improve the productivity of their hill ground.

The workshop is free to existing crofters and small holders, otherwise by donation.


For a full programme and to book please contact:

Donnie Chisholm:

Mob: 07502014387, Tel: 0343 770 5847


Please note that this workshop is supported by the Forestry Commission Scotland and is part of the Croft Woodlands Project, a 5 year project set up to help crofters and smallholders in the crofting counties to plant new woodlands. The project offers free advice on new woodland establishment, management advice on existing woodlands, and help with hedging when they are adjoining new woodland sites.

For more information about the Croft Woodland Project, please click here.

For more information about The Woodland Trust in Scotland please go to: