Without volunteers Highland Renewal would not exist. From the very beginning of the project most of the work has been done by many people giving their own time and/or money to further access into Tireragan.
The main deer fence at Tirergan was completed in 1995 and is about 7km long. It is regularly checked and still in good condition. Without the deer fence, too many sheep and deer would have access to the land and regeneration would take much longer or not occur at all. In recent years some deer have begun to reappear inside Tireragan, and although some localised damage to trees can be seen, the effect of the deer on the regeneration is negligible.
Amongst the many volunteer contributions, the giving of time and energy to help with the many tasks that have been completed over the last few years has been the most rewarding.
Highland Renewal have, with the financial help of the Millennium Forestry for Scotland Trust, the Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage and several other contributory bodies, been able to put in place the groundwork for the future of Tireragan.
This work has included:
* a management plan for the ten years 2000 to 2010
* surveys of the fauna, flora and archaeology
* upgrading the path network
* upgrading the path waymarking
* installation of the interpretive displays
* ongoing maintenance such as bracken control