Work has just begun to construct a log building in Upper Reelig Community Wood. The building, which is being relocated from Balnain Wood, will be used as a focus for the community woodland group’s activities, as an equipment store and a resource centre for Forest School and other community activities.
Kirkhill and Bunchrew Community Trust Woodland Group have secured support for the building from their own funds, the Highland LEADER programme and Forestry Commission Scotland. It’s constructed from local logs, scribed by a log-builder to fit together. Whole larch logs and milled timber from Reelig are also being used in the construction and with a turf roof it will have a low visual and environmental impact.
The building is being situated in the beech trees down from the upper car park. Please take care and obey any signs during building works which should be finished by the end of May 2011.