Forestry Commission Scotland is intent on introducing compulsory car park charges at all 4 car parks in Glen Affric, including Plodda Falls. The Strathglass Marketing Group, with the support of the Strathglass, Kilmorack and Glenurquhart Community Councils, the Strathglass and Affric Community Company, the Tomich Residents Association and our local Highland Councillors, has sent a letter to FCS opposing this scheme while highlighting alternatives to compulsory car park charges. See the full letter on this link SMG Letter.
A low profile petition opposing the scheme was circulated locally over a period of 8 weeks without any hype or publicity in the local press but the response has been massive. The petition gathered well over 1,000 signatures, 500 of which from the Strathglass, Glenurquhart, Drumnadrochit and Beauly areas and over 200 from the Inverness/Black Isle area while the rest came from the remainder of Scotland (200) and the rest of the UK (100) and 80 from foreign visitors.
The petition was handed over to Forestry Commission Scotland at a meeting held on 15th June when local communities voiced their concerns as summarized at http://www.glenaffric.org/wordpress/?p=998 . Although the petition is now closed people are still invited to make comments and suggestions by writing to email@example.com.
Please note that although comments may be distributed among the parties involved in discussions email address WILL NOT be passed on. However it might be helpful if sending comments you finish off your email by adding your name and location e.g. John Smith, Edinburgh.