Laggan Forest Trust

Demographic challenges, Environmental sustainability, Improvement of services / infrastructures, Entrepreneurship, Poverty and social exclusion, Employment, Education

The social innovation is to get a community leasing agreement to set up a mountain biking venture in a forestry commission forest that had been destined for privatisation, so the initiative is a partnership between the Laggan community (of about 300 people) Forestry Commission Scotland and others.

Services delivery, Assistance & Advice, Support (Technical, legal, etc.), Project management, Marketing & Promotion, Action-research
Forestry Commission Scotland, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

• Wolftrax is one of the top tourist attractions in the local area attracting 16,000 visitors each year.
• A variety of community educational activities and entertainment takes place in the forest. LFT have seen community members grow more confident about building and developing local assets.

* Information at the level of NUTS 3 or local regions.