Laide Community Woodland

In early February 2002 the idea of purchasing Laide Wood, for the community to own and manage for local benefit, was born. £72,000 was required to purchase the wood and needed to be raised quickly to meet the seller’s closing date. With considerable time and effort devoted to the project over a short space of time, sufficient funds were raised. GALE was then successful in purchasing the wood for the community, despite significant competition from private bidders.

A new organisation, Laide and Aultbea Community Woodland has since been incorporated as a charitable company limited by guarantee. This organisation has taken on the ownership and management of the wood and is responsible for its continuing development

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