Storm Arwen Update - Trails Associations Assessing the Damage with FLS Webinar
We have been working with FLS and trails associations to plan how best to get forests open safely. We need to work with and support landowners with an agreed work plan in place and this was discussed during this webinar.
John Ireland, Health and Safety Advisor for Forestry and Land Scotland provided an update on the current position on the next phase of the clear-up.
FLS are now able to involve trails associations in the trail inspection and survey work and have data covering the areas and trails that can now be inspected by the various trails associations. No activities are to take place apart from the inspection of the wind-blown areas of the trails.
These inspections can only be carried out with an agreed risk assessment and work system in place. John was able to demonstrate this process and the documentation discussed will be shared with trails associations.
If any riders would like to get involved in the clear-up process and are in an area where there is no trail association, please email Graeme (details below) and we will try and link you up with the best folks in the area to help.
There was also a brief update on the current situation including the good news that the MTB trails at Laggan Wolftrax are now fully open. There is also further hope that some of our favourite trails and trail centres would be open for some holiday riding. Have a watch.
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