Angus Glens Land Management Plan
We purchased Glen Prosen Estate in November 2022. This purchase consolidates our existing land holdings in Glen Prosen, Glen Isla and Glen Doll, amounting to a total of around 7500ha. The land is next to Scottish Water’s landholding at Backwater Reservoir and NatureScot’s Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve.
These iconic glens are the southern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park and we’re privileged to be looking after them for the future. This is a long-term project for us and an important opportunity for us to work with our neighbours and partners.
We also have an opportunity to make a substantial contribution on delivering Scottish Government commitments for nature recovery, climate mitigation and adaptation, and enhancing people’s well-being, both on the land we manage and, in partnership with our neighbours, across the wider area such as Cairngorms National Park.
We intend to make significant improvements over time - including restoring riparian zones and eroded peatland, adapting existing plantations, and creating new native woodland – to increase the land’s resilience to mounting external threats like climate change, biodiversity loss, disease and invasive species.
We will continue to consult communities of interest as we develop a Land Management Plan covering Glen Doll and Glen Prosen. The Land Management Plan for Glen Isla, which includes Glen Markie, was consulted on in early 2023.
At the end of this planning process we intend to combine the plans for the Glens into one Land Management Plan covering Glen Doll, Glen Prosen, Glen Isla and Glen Markie. We will call this the Angus Glens Land Management Plan.
The Land Management Plan will take 12-18 months to develop and some initial changes to the landscape should be noticeable within two to three years although significant woodland expansion will take several more years.
Have your say at our community consultation events
We know how important these glens are to local communities and visitors. We intend to work closely with you to improve community well-being and create economic, education and recreation opportunities that benefit both people and environment.
This includes finding new uses for the buildings that could be used to benefit businesses, communities, education bodies and charities
Our initial public consultation took place throughout October 2023. Information displays were available at the location below and our online survey was open for public feedback:
- Friday 6 October - Sunday 12 November 2023
Glen Doll Ranger Centre
In October 2023, we held a number of in-person events where our staff were available to talk through the consultation process, answer questions and discuss any ideas or concerns.
- Friday 6 October 2023 – Glen Doll Ranger Centre – 10am - 3pm
- Tuesday 10 October 2023 – Glen Doll Ranger Centre – 10am - 3pm
- Wednesday 18 October 2023 – Memus Village Hall – 12pm - 7pm
- Saturday 21 October 2023 – Glen Doll Ranger Centre – 10am - 3pm - cancelled due to weather
- Wednesday 25 October 2023 – Kirriemuir Town Hall – 12pm - 7pm
Thank you to everyone who has shared their feedback so far. Look out for further developments in early 2024 as we draft concepts and plans.
- Draft concepts and internal consultation | Winter 2023
- Public consultation on draft design plan | Spring 2024
Documents and maps
Travelling to Angus Glens
We welcome responsible public access across Scotland's national forests and land. Please be aware that Glen Prosen is a rural and remote site, accessed by a single track road, with limited parking, and no visitor facilities or mobile signal.
Forestry operations to remove windblow will be ongoing through the autumn and winter in the Glen Prosen forest block. This will mean some restrictions on public access in these parts of the forest – there will be no parking by the forest gates to ensure access is maintained for timber lorries. Alternate roadside parking is available 350m back from the forest gate by the bridge over the Prosen Water.
Learn more about Angus Glens
- Angus Glens - frequently asked questions
- Glen Prosen: exciting opportunities for communities and business
Get in touch
If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact: