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  • Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 28 November 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-06952

That the Parliament congratulates Shetland-based project, Bressay Community Woodland, for winning the Forest and Woodland Award at the 2022 RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards; understands that the Bressay Community Woodland project aims to recreate Shetland’s once common scrub woodland by planting 3,000 trees of species historically native to Shetland and, in so doing, provide a place for both long-term biodiversity and for recreation and education; further understands that Bressay Community Woodland is part of Bressay Development Ltd, a community-led organisation on the island of Bressay, which also runs the Speldiburn Café, and Good As New Shop along with artist studios and art gallery; considers that the recognition of the project by the RSPB demonstrates the unique potential of the woodland recreation project to contribute to increased biodiversity and outdoor education opportunities; commends all volunteers and staff for their work on the Bressay Community Woodland project, and wishes all at Bressay Development Ltd well.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Stephanie Callaghan, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Natalie Don, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance