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Aros Park lies one mile south of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Much of the park has historically been woodland, with a mix of early estate plantings and later commercial conifers, before acquisition by the Forestry Commission in 1957. Aros Park is FLS’ main recreation facility on Mull and is a popular destination both for local islanders and visiting tourists. It is the focus for a network of footpaths accessible both on foot from Tobermory and by car. It also comprises the Sound of Mull Cliffs SSSI along it’s coastal boundary to the south.

Consultation events

  • 21 August 2024: drop-in public consultation at Tobermory Parish Church Hall

Objectives

  • Support and enable investment in facilities and access for both locals and visitors to the Isle of Mull.
  • Continue to manage policy woodland silvicultural system.
  • Continue to work with the community on facilitating and progressing opportunities for community involvement in the forest given its close proximity to Tobermory.
  • Work with the community to protect the important Victorian heritage of Aros Park Estate.
  • Continue to maintain SSSI (Sound of Mull Cliffs) in favourable condition and restore PAWS, including the SSSI buffer; develop and implement a plan to reduce and contain R. ponticum.
  • Facilitate solutions for management of herbivore impact to support species diversity and ground vegetation as well as encouraging natural regeneration.

Timeline

  • Spring 2024 | surveys and internal scoping meetings
  • August 2024 | initial public consultation
  • 2024-2025 | development of management proposals
  • Summer 2025 | consultation on management proposals
  • Winter 2025 | submission of proposals to Scottish Forestry

Documents and maps

 

Get in touch

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

Forestry and Land Scotland
Millpark Road
Oban
PA34 4NH

Email: enquiries.west@forestryandland.gov.scot
Phone: 0300 067 6650