NWMCWC was set up in 2006 to purchase and manage the Langamull and West Ardhu forests in the north west of Mull. The woodlands were purchased through the National Forest Land Scheme from Forestry Commission Scotland with the assistance of the Scottish Land Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Robertson Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, significant local fundraising and an interest free loan.
In order to bring the timber to market the company had to construct a 16.5km haul route, the total cost of this was just under £2.4 million, of which just under £700,000 was borne by the company in the form of an interest free loan, this loan has been paid back by our harvesting output from Langamull forest.
To date the company has successfully set up nine forest crofts which are all now let as well as building a forest school. As soon as the harvesting was finished in Langamull North an all access path along with signage were created for the archaeological site at Kildavie.
We have established a micro-hydro scheme within West Ardhu forest and are working towards the establishment of a woodland burial ground in Langamull.
In 2013 the company purchased Crannich woodfuel to form Island Woodfuels. The reasoning behind this was threefold:
- provide an additional revenue stream for the company going forward
- provide local employment
- ensure the long term supply of woodfuel to users on the island
In 2018 NWMCWC purchased the Island of Ulva for the community.
Helen Murray – Office Manager (email@example.com)
Alex Lane – Office Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wendy Reid – Ulva Development Manager (email@example.com )
Mike Leng – Ulva Operations Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duncan Macary – Woodfuel Operator
Andrew Primrose (Chairman) (email@example.com)
Colin Morrison (Vice-Chair) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
North West Mull Community Woodland Company – Fair Work Statement
NWMCWC is committed to following to the Scottish Government guidance on Fair Work First to create a workplace that is built on the five key dimensions of Fair Work: effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. We will:
- Support the payment of the real living wage as a minimum.
- Not use inappropriate zero hours contracts.
- Oppose the use of fire and hire practices.
- Provide opportunities, where appropriate, for professional development.
- Offer flexible & family friendly working practices including job-share, working from home & part-time hours to promote work-life balance.