Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has said that steep ground felling operations at Glen Righ are progressing well but further slope stability and tree felling work will be needed on the slopes above the A82 after Easter.
The organisation has said that traffic management, which has been in place on the A82 since the landslide last October, will be lifted over the Easter holidays to ease congestion but will be replaced to allow the final stages of the work to be completed.
“We had originally planned that we would be finished the bulk of the slope stability work at this site by Easter,” said FCS project manager Alex McLeod. “However, we lost a bit of time over the winter with snow stopping us getting onto the site. We also lost us further time when we pulled our team from Glen Righ to deal with the recent rock fall at Invermoriston.”
Local media initially blamed FSC felling operations for the landslide last year but investigations showed that the ground movement was generated by a series of landslips on the open hill above the forest.
Work on installing rock netting on steep slopes near the A82 has now been completed and work is currently focusing on installation of rockfall catch fences.
“We hope that in the four or five weeks after Easter we will be able to finish the geotechnical works which will allow us to progress to the last of the felling so that we can move on to our next site. We will also undertake to ensure that we suspend works so as not to clash with any major events taking place in the area.”