On August 13th the SNH board approved The Great Trossachs Forest becoming a National Nature Reserve. This accolade recognises the importance of our conservation work as well as the opportunities for visitors to experience this fantastic location.
In April 2015, The Great Trossachs Path became officially recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The Great Trails network offers great opportunities for people to explore the best that Scotland has to offer from source to sea routes, coastal trails, historical routes, travel related, and trails which pass by mountains and lochs (The Great Trossachs Path is in this section)
The project was commended in the UK Landscape Award 2012, coming second overall- a great accolade for the project and the work that has been achieved so far. Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries, said that The Great Trossachs Forest, “demonstrated an ambitious, long-term project that brings the concept of ‘ecosystem services’ to life.”
The tree planting at Loch Katrine scooped top prize in the New Native Woods category in 2012’s Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards. This fantastic achievement recognises and rewards new native woodland planting where ‘exemplary use of silvicultural techniques, planning, practice and management is delivering high quality native woods’.