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The Land Management Plan (LMP) covers Appin forest, located north east of Oban and accessed from the public C class road, which joins the A828 at Lurignish. The forest and associated hill ground covers 700 ha, extending from sea level to 437 m and comprising a mosaic of Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and Planted Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS); areas of mixed conifers and broadleaves; a component of commercial conifers and large tracts of open ground including some agricultural land. The 2020-2030 LMP will be prepared in the context of the wider group of linked forests under our management in this part of North Argyll and the strategic plan that is being prepared to guide management across this wider area. Appin is a small forest but the associated open ground extends northwards to Bealach and there is potential for woodland expansion to create contiguous native woodland from Appin to Bealach. Bealach and Appin may be joined into one Land Management Plan in the future.

We welcome your questions and comments on the draft LMP summary and maps.


  • Awaiting approval

Documents and maps

Public Consultation Presentation

Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions about this plan, please contact:

Dr Mandie Currie
Forestry and Land Scotland
Fort William
PH33 6SW

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Phone: 07771 673916