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The Bartaggart Land Management Unit is located approximately 2 miles to the east of Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway. It is part of Scotland’s national forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). 

Bartaggart is an establishing woodland planted in 2014. Covering 65.18 ha, the area comprises of a mix of productive and native broadleaves and open space, including an area of restored bog. 

The Bartaggart Land Management Plan (LMP) will replace and renew the previous plan, defining the management prescription for the next ten year period (between 2021-31) and presents the vision for the long-term management of the area. The main management objectives in this small scale plan will focus on biodiversity, environmental quality, and sustainable timber production. 

Draft versions of the plan will be published here and we invite comments and feedback from the public on all of our proposals.

Community consultation event

Unfortunately due to the on-going situation with COVID-19 we are unable to hold a community engagement drop in event. As an alternative, please look through the documents provided and comment where appropriate, or if you have any additional queries please send them to the email address provided below. This page will be updated frequently but please do not hesitate to request any other information.


Development of draft brief and design concept | November 2020
External stakeholder consultations | December 2020 - January 2021
Press release and Public engagement | December 2020 - January 2021
Development of final plans | December 2020 - January 2021
Submission to Scottish Forestry | January - February 2021

Land management plan documents and maps

Get in touch

If you would like to comment on the plan or receive further notification of plan developments, please contact:

Carol Finch, Forest Planner
Forestry and Land Scotland
South Region
Newton Stewart
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