New man at helm of forest forum
FORMER Fort William doctor and Highland council leader, Michael Foxley, is the new chairman of the Highland and Islands Forestry Forum.
Dr Foxley, a crofter and long-time campaigner for the use of local timber, will lead the forum in advising Forestry Commission Scotland on policy and practice in the region. He said: ‘I look forward to working with commission staff and the forum to ensure local communities, businesses and conservation interests can all contribute to the benefits, health and vitality of forests in the area.’
As well as this new role, Dr Foxley is a board member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Highland Health Board, the University of the Highlands and Islands and a member of the Scottish Wildfire Forum.