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We are currently carrying out a full Land Management Plan (LMP) revision to help us determine future management proposals for the forest and land we manage at Assich, Laiken and Ferness. The revised LMP will replace the current, expiring plan – originally approved in March 2005 – and will detail how we intend to manage this landholding over the next 10 years (2023 - 2032) and indicate our vision for the next twenty five years and beyond.

The plan covers an area of approximately 1,087 hectares (see maps below) in the North East of Scotland, an area already identified as being likely to experience a significant change in climate as a result of global warming. This has potential impacts on species suitability, pests and diseases and flooding amongst other things. The plan seeks to address issues around the management of productive conifer woodland, riparian and native woodland, and peatland conservation/restoration, whilst accounting for climate change and biodiversity adaptation and resilience. We must ensure the forests and open ground are managed in as practical and effective a manner as possible for broad social, economic and environmental benefit. 

The documents below are the draft Land Management Plan maps that will inform and accompany the main plan document once finalised. We would be pleased to hear from any interested parties during this drafting stage of the plan. If you have comments please send them to us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.


  • May 2023: Consultation on draft plan
  • June 2023: Review draft 
  • July 2023: Submission to Scottish Forestry for approval

Documents and maps

Get in touch

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

Nicola Tallach
Forestry and Land Scotland
Tower Road

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