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Partnership celebrates deal to save ‘Harry Potter’ forest

AN AMBITIOUS organisation has succeeded in the race against time to save a ‘spectacular ancient’ pine forest near Spean Bridge.

Arkaig Community Forest (ACF), working with the Woodland Trust, has finally bought Loch Arkaig pine forest from Forest Enterprise Scotland.

The 2,500 acre site, which was the location for a sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Harry, Hermione and Ron cling to a dragon as it flies above the forest before jumping off into the loch below, was bought under the National Forest Land Scheme which gives community organisations first refusal to buy land where this will provide increased public benefit.

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