A Dumfriesshire community is poised to take control of its local woodland, thanks to a £171,622 Scottish Land Fund award announced.

The award to Moffat Community Woodlands is one of the first to be made from the newly re-launched Scottish Land Fund. Moffat Community Woodlands will use the funding to purchase 33.4 hectares of land on Gallow Hill, which overlooks the town of Moffat. The group intend to work with the Forestry Commission to replant the land with a broadleaf woodland and begin the process of returning the hill to the way it looked when Moffat was a renowned Victorian spa town. Read the full Article here.