Callander Forest land management plan consultation
Callander Forest Land Management Plan combines three previously separate plan areas close to the town of Callander (see Map M1) in Stirlingshire. The plan areas cover a range of forest management and habitat types and have a varied landscape and social value. All, apart from the eastern part of Torrie fall within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Callander Crags consists of two small blocks totalling 152ha to the north and south of the town: recreational and landscape value is high and there are extensive areas of plantation on ancient woodland. Milton (159ha) sits above Loch Venachar within the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve; about half the area is covered by commercial non-native conifer. The larger part of the 469ha Torrie block consists of first and second rotation commercial plantation, much of this ground consists of deep peat; the remainder consists of grazing land and new woodland, planted in 2016, consisting of various native and non-native broadleaved species non-native conifer, mainly Douglas fir and Norway spruce.
A location map can be found at the link below.
Work on plan revision started in late December 2022 and draft concept maps were produced for initial scoping.
An external scoping exercise, including a public drop in session, took place in Spring 2023 giving stakeholders the opportunity to raise issues that might impact on and ought to be taken into consideration during plan development. Stakeholder comments were taken into account during modification to early drafts and development of felling and restocking plans. Also, discussions with local community representatives have been an important part of the consultation process.
At the beginning of July 2023 the plan text and maps are close to completion and FLS expect to submit final drafts to Scottish Forestry for comment by mid-August. Once SF are satisfied with the content of the plan it will be placed on the Public Register for final consultation. The plan will remain on the Register for 28 days during which time stakeholders will have further opportunity to make comment. Following this period SF will inform FLS of any further necessary changes and once these are completed the plan will be approved. It is expected that approval will be granted by the end of 2023.
Location and maps of key issues can be found at the links below. These will be updated prior to final consultation and links to all other relevant documentation will be included.
Land management plan location and maps of key issues
- Map 1: location (PDF)
- Map 2: key issues at Milton (PDF)
- Map 3: key issues at Callander Crags and Coilhallan (PDF)
- Map 4: key issues at Torrie (PDF)
For additional information please contact:
Forestry and Land Scotland
For information on other plans in Central Region contact: