Forest misses out on £2 million funding award

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BUTE’S community forest has missed out on a £2 million funding award from the Millennium Now scheme and the Big Lottery Fund.

Representatives of Bute Forest Ltd - a subsidiary of the Bute Community Land Company - met BLF officials to assess the community impact and feasibility of the forest project, and travelled to London to give a presentation in support of their bid, but lost out after being chosen as one of five projects to get to the final stage of the bidding process.

More on this story in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale on Thursday, April 12.