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Surplus land and other property is offered for sale as part of our overall management of Scotland's national forests and land.

New Woodland Investment Programme 2018

In June 2018, 3600 ha of properties were identified for disposal.

Previous disposals

In January 2017 3,700 ha of properties were identified for disposal.

The repositioning sales map (PDF 1.7MB) and the associated repositioning schedule (PDF 23KB) identify the woodlands identified for disposal in 2016/17.

Some woodlands listed are the subject of community interest under CATS. We will not proceed with these sales until the CATS process has been concluded.

Notification of disposals to communities and other bodies

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 gives communities the right to request to purchase, lease or for rights over public land. The Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) sets out how Forestry and Land Scotland deliver the requirements of Act and how communities can make an Asset Transfer Request for any land or property on Scotland's national forests and land. We will continue to notify communities of any proposed sale of land before it is offered on the open market. Guidance on making a request is available on our CATS pages and the Scottish Government's Asset Transfer pages.

As an extension to CATS, we will give housing bodies and Non-Governmental Organisations the chance to buy land notified for sale before it is on the open market.

Current notifications are listed below. Communities also have certain legal rights to apply to buy any land for sale under the community right to buy provisions.


Plantation / PropertyCommunity Council NotifiedDate of Formal NotificationNewspaper AdvertisementCommunity Council to respond by
Saraig Campsite Loch Duich CC 22-Jul-21 West Highland Free Press 20-Aug-20


Sales that are not notified

Unless there is known community interest, we will not notify sales such as:

  • Sales of houses or other developed sites to the sitting tenant
  • Sales providing public benefit, such as road-widening schemes
  • Exchanges of forest or open land to rationalise boundaries or landholdings
  • Sales of small areas of land to the adjoining owner.

Boundary adjustments and sale or lease of small areas of land

Read our policy on dealing with direct requests from neighbours or other private interests wishing to acquire part the forests and land we manage:

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