SNH invite community to Benbecula meeting

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Local people are being invited along to an informal evening reception by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula, from 7-9pm on Thursday 9 February.

SNH is the Scottish Government’s advisor on the management, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of Scotland’s wildlife, natural habitats and landscape.

Andrew Thin, SNH chairman, will host the event along with Board member David Crawley and local adviser Iain Mackinnon. Andrew Bachell, operations director, and David Maclennan, area manager, will also attend. The event’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for local people to meet with some of SNH’s board and senior staff and to discuss issues of mutual interest.

Andrew Thin said: “The evening will give people the opportunity to have an informal discussion with senior staff about the work of SNH in the area, what we do and why; and the chance to raise issues about the natural environment of interest to them. It is also a really useful way for us to keep in touch with public perceptions of the organisation. We certainly hope that many people will be able to come along and we look forward to meeting them on the night.”

The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the SNH Uist office on 01870 620238.