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This plan is a review of Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) management of Keith Woods, consisting of Sillyearn, Balloch Woods, Dunnyduff and Cairds Wood. The entrance to Balloch Woods is located approximately 12km North-West of Huntly. The plan area extends to 1478ha.

The primary objectives for this plan area are:

  • Ensure that the forest continues to contribute to East Region's timber production targets
  • Increase resilience of productive conifers by adding more species diversity
  • Continue the conversion of Dunnyduff to native species as PAWS restoration

Secondary objectives include:

  • Protect and improve the water environment
  • Maintain current levels of recreational use
  • Maintain Red Squirrel habitat
  • Protect and improve priority habitats


This plan was approved on 16th of July 2021 and will expire on 15th of July 2031.

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