Saving Scotland’s rainforests

The Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest is a voluntary partnership of more than 20 organisations with a shared interest in ‘Saving Scotland’s Rainforest’.

It has 2 projects ready to go. One of the projects is Argyll’s Rainforest, led by the Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust (ACT). Argyll is home to more than half of the remaining rainforest habitat in Scotland and contributes a distinctive element to some of the best scenery in Scotland. The rainforest underpins eco-tourism in Argyll, as well as offering traditional services such as firewood, shelter for livestock and venison products. It is an important resource for access and recreation, providing opportunities for residents and visitors to experience nature for the benefit of their physical and mental wellbeing.

ACT has selected four sites within Argyll in order to pilot an integrated series of interventions aimed at addressing the key threats facing Argyll’s rainforest. Glenan Wood is one of the four sites and is of particular interest as it is the only community owned woodland.

We are delighted to be part of their funding application. The project, aims to develop and test the delivery of rainforest protection, regeneration and restoration at landscape scale.

The Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest has produced an excellent short video: