The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

COM­MU­NI­CA­TION and trans­parency be­tween all par­ties is key to suc­cess, ac­cord­ing to groups em­bark­ing on a project to make Morvern a bet­ter place to live, work and visit.

A pub­lic meet­ing took place in Locha­line Vil­lage Hall re­cently to gauge the com­mu­nity’s opin­ion on a po­ten­tial Morvern landscape project.

More than 70 peo­ple turned up, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from com­mu­nity groups in­clud­ing Morvern Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Com­pany (MCDC), Morvern Com­mu­nity Coun­cil (MCC), Morvern Com­mu­nity Wood­lands (MCW), Morvern Com­mu­nity Trust (MCT), the her­itage so­ci­ety, Locha­line Vil­lage Hall and sev­eral large and small landown­ers in­clud­ing Ard­tor­nish and Drimnin Es­tate and the Forestry Commission.

While dis­cus­sions on a pos­si­ble landscape project are at a very early stage, some, but not all, as­pects could be con­nected to a na­tive wood­land restora­tion project.

MCDC stressed it was im­por­tant not to cross over with projects that are al­ready un­der way. It was de­cided to form a steer­ing com­mit­tee to fur­ther con­sult with the com­mu­nity us­ing some of the out­comes and dis­cus­sion points of the meet­ing as a ba­sis for a ques­tion­naire.

A full re­port of the meet­ing can be found at www.

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