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Aerial view of a green hillside

Ashiestiel is located 6 km east of Walkerburn within the Tweed Valley, South Scotland and is connected to the east of the Elibank forest block. Recently purchased, it is part of Scotland’s national forests and land, owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland, and will be managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).

The main management objectives in this plan focus on sustainable softwood timber production, native woodland connectivity, retention and expansion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

We are developing a land management plan to detail these proposals for management of the area over the next ten years. Draft versions of the plan will be published here and we invite comments and feedback from the public on the proposals.

Community and consultation event

Unfortunately due to the situation with COVID-19 the community engagement drop in event is now cancelled. Without knowing when a substitute day would be viable, as an alternative please look through the documents provided and give any comment via the survey form below. Please also feel free to send any additional queries to the email provided below. This page will be updated frequently but please don’t hesitate to request any other information.

01/06/2020 *Survey form has now been closed* Thank you to all who provided feedback and comment. We are still available to answer your queries via the email contact below.

Timeline

  • Development of draft brief and design concept | January - March 2020
  • External stakeholder consultations | March – April 2020
  • Public engagement | April - May 2020
  • Development of final plans | Winter 2020
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | Winter/Spring 2020/21

*27/09/2021*The final Land Management Plan documents have been submitted to Scottish Forestry and are availble to comment on via the Public Register. These documents are availble upon request using the referenc einformation provided through the following link: https://forestry.gov.scot/publicregisterlegacy 

Please send your requests and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Documents and maps

*27/09/2021*The final Land Management Plan documents have been submitted to Scottish Forestry and are availble to comment on via the Public Register. These documents are availble upon request using the reference information provided through the following link: https://forestry.gov.scot/publicregisterlegacy 

Please send your requests and comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get in touch

If you want to comment, request further information or to speak to us directly, please contact:

Tom Harvey, Planning Forester
Forestry and Land Scotland
South Region
Ae Office
Parkgate
DG1 1QB
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Phone: 0131 370 5286
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