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Forestry and Land Scotland is working with geo technical experts to get Puck’s Glen fully open once again. 

The popular woodland site, which boasts scenic trails, has been hit by landslips and fallen trees in recent months which are proving very difficult to make safe.

Whilst experts work to remove a dangerous overhanging tree root plate, the lower section of the gorge will remain closed for safety reasons.

Following the removal of fallen trees further up the gorge, this area is now safe for the public to visit. The trail from the car park leading to the forest road is also open and unaffected.

Sue Morris, area visitor services manager at Forestry and Land Scotland, said:

“We apologise to regular users and visitors of Puck’s Glen for the ongoing disruption to the trail, however, public safety is our number one priority.

“We advise users of the upper trail and surrounding woodlands to adhere to the onsite safety signage and instructions, as we endeavour to have the whole Puck’s Glen gorge open again as soon as possible for the public to enjoy.”

For further information, please contact Forestry and Land Scotland by telephone: 0300 0 67 6600

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) was established as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government on 1 April 2019, following completion of the devolution of forestry as a result of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018. It replaces Forest Enterprise Scotland.
  2. The purpose of FLS is to manage forests and land owned by Scottish Minsters in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; and delivers benefits for people and nature. FLS may manage other forested and non-forested land by arrangement, as set out in the Act.
  3. The primary focus of FLS, in delivering its purpose, is to support Scottish Ministers in their role as leaders of Sustainable Forest Management and Sustainable Development through their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.
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  5. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland Media Office 0131 370 5059 or