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Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is inviting people living in and around Lockerbie and Ecclefechan to give their views on the future management of two local woodlands.

The management plans for both woodlands - Auchenroddan LMP (near Lockerbie and including Lockerbie House) and Brownmoor LMP (near Ecclefechan) – are due for a scheduled review and FLS is looking to explain some of the issues that need to be addressed, and to get some local feedback.

A drop in session will be held at Ecclefechan Village Hall on Thursday 8th September 2022, from 1.30 to 7.00pm. 

FLS’ Forest Planner, Robin Fuller, said;

“The local community make use of both woods for recreation, and we will continue to welcome visitors but there are some issues that we need to address.

“Auchenroddan suffered severe damage from Storm Arwen that we need to clear up and Brownmoor has some areas of larch trees that are vulnerable to disease that we are likely going to have to remove.

“One of our key aims is to diversify the tree species in both woods, balancing quality timber production with the establishment of native broadleaved woodland. 

“The drop-in session is a chance for local people to meet our staff, find out about our plans for the forests for the next ten years, and most importantly to share their views.”  

Anyone unable to attend the session can visit the FLS website to look at the relevant documents (and take part in a survey) for Auchenroddan LMP and Brownmoor LMP.


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