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The Langholm Initiative | Dare to dream the ‘impossible dream’

Well, well, well. The impossible dream becomes possible with imagination and hard work. Huge congratulations to the team at the Langhgolm Community Initiative who this afternoon announced that with just hours to go before the deadline was reached they’d succeeded in a buy out of a grouse moor, which they plan to turn into a potentially hugely important nature reserve – the ‘Tarras Valley Nature Reserve’, will see globally important peatlands and ancient woods restored, native woodlands planted and regenerated along river valleys, and open moorland protected for ground-nesting birds.

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£500k donation to Langholm Moor Community Buyout

Langholm Moor was put up for sale last year. Locals are proposing a buy out to take the moor into community ownership and manage the land as a nature reserve. This year’s online Hen Harrier Day pledged to raise donations for the Buyout and have now donated a very respectable £10,000. The John Muir Trust has donated £100,000. Even better news came this week in the shape of a huge donation by the Dunblane-based Carman Family Foundation, which was set up to assist with projects that both enhance biodiversity and encourage people to gain knowledge and enjoyment from the newly enhanced land (and which earlier this year helped the Woodland Trust to buy Fairy Glen, a short valley near Spinningdale).

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Langholm Moor Community Land Buyout

Last week many of us (well, many of us opposed to grouse shooting) received an email from Kevin Cummings (or Kevin’s office anyway). Kevin works for the Langholm Initiative (LI), a well-established charity which co-ordinates the Langholm Moor Community Buyout, and the email gave an update to donors to their Crowdfunder (which closed after easily reaching its £5000 target last year).

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