During the discussions about the road improvements along the B851 and B862 that took place with the wind farm developer and Highland Council, the Council Officials warned the communities that the Forestry Commission were intending to fell the standing timber to the west of the A82 along Loch Ness. Whilst the felling takes place the road has to be closed to traffic using traffic lights to manage the 20 min delays. Felling is due to begin in September and traffic on the A82 will be subject to delays for up to 18 months.
Forestry Commission Scotland have notified the Community Council of three drop in events to publicise the start of felling of trees above Primrose Bay, Loch Ness.
Highland Council anticipate that traffic will avoid the delay from this work by diverting to the south side of Loch Ness. Inevitably the increased traffic flow will affect the communities that it passes through.
The Forestry Commission have arranged a drop in event in Gorthleck Hall, 3 August, 11:00am to 7:00pm.