History - 2015 Onwards

History 2015 Onwards

The Cormanachan Woodlands Association was initially conceived on 18th August 2014 to take over the management of Cormonachan Woodlands and update the website.

AOEC Trust Ltd. agreed to pass the management of the Cormanachan Woodlands to the Cormonachan Woodlands Association in October 2014.

AOEC Trust Ltd. paid for the renewal of the domain names and hosting of the website for the first year and The Wee Goil gave the association a grant of £175.00 for the content management system (CMS) of the website to be renewed and upgraded that had been lost when the website was not being managed by the Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre that previously set up the original website in 2008.

The first aims of the association's committee were to adopt a Constitution that was formallised on 4th February 2015 and arrange with the Forestry Commission an agreement for the association to manage the Cormonachan Woodlands.

The committee had to find funds and volunteers to help with the project. 

Members pay an annual subscription to run the Cormonachan Woodlands Association and the committee have to find funding for its projects. The first year's project was to establish a firm base and obtained grants for volunteers tools and equipment and this was achieved. The second year's project was to expand the car park and so far planning permission was received in August 2016 and now a car park fund has been set up to raise £4,000  for the work to commence (see Latest News page).

The agreed Memorandum of Understanding with Forest Enterprise Scotland and AOEC Trust Ltd. was finalised on 1st December 2016 for an initial period of management to 30th November 2026.

Cormonachan Woodlands Association Accounts are shown alongside Minutes of Meetings

Anyone interested in helping with this project should contact the Secretary of the Cormonachan Woodlands Association - Secretary@cormonachan-woodlands.co.uk 

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