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Anyone with an interest in how Forestry and Land Scotland’s plantations in and around Dunragit village are to be managed over the next 20 years is invited to take part in a consultation and give their views. 

Encompassing Drochduil (a small commercial conifer woodland), Dunragit (a mixed broadleaf woodland), and Torrs Warren (a pine wood on the coastal sand dunes of the Solway Firth), the plan includes details of how FLS intends to manage the woodlands until 2033, as well as a general direction of travel for the 10 years to 2043.  

As well as being able to view the plans and comment online, a drop-in session will take place in Glenluce Village Hall on Monday 17 July (2pm-7pm) 

Stephen Stables, planning forester with the local FLS team, said;  

“The Torrs Warren plan comprises three blocks known as Torrs Warren, Drochduil and Dunragit that are uniquely important woodlands in a generally pastoral area. 

“Improving the woods to encourage greater biodiversity is amongst the main goals for the plan and we’re also keen to maintain the levels of community involvement and promote the woodlands as a recreational resource that can help boost levels of public health and wellbeing.  

“This plan will outline any opportunities we have to enhance the existing woodland areas to help us meet these objectives and we’d really like to get as much local feedback and input as possible. I’d encourage everyone with an interest to take a look at the blocks and give us their views.” 

The local team is also planning to hold a walkabout meeting on site later in the year. Details will be advertised when finalised.  

All the relevant documents and a feedback form are online but if, for any reason, anyone is unable to access the documents online, they can learn about what we are proposing by contacting the local team on 07881501586 or at or 

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) manages forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; delivers benefits for people and nature; and supports Scottish Ministers in their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.

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  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland Media Office 07785 527590 or