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The Castle O'er land management plan (LMP) covers an extensive area of conifer plantation that lies to the west of Eskdalemuir in Dumfries and Galloway.  It also incorporates a number of nationally important archaeology sites.

Forestry and Land Scotland have recently completed a revision of this plan.  The final documents can be viewed below.  The plan has now been submitted to Scottish Forestry for regulatory approval, during which time the plan will be listed on their public register for a final consultation period.  For more details and advice on how to comment, please visit the Scottish Forestry website HERE.


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Aerial view of Castle O'er hillfort

Community consultation

A community consultation event was held on Saturday 14th December.  We would like to thank everyone who attended and provided feedback on what is special to them about these forests (and also to our wonderful hosts at the Eskdalemuir Community Hub).  This information has helped us develop the plan.


  • Autumn/Winter 2019: Initial stakeholder scoping / consultation, and community drop-in event.
  • Winter/Spring 2019/20: Ongoing consultation and woodland design including coupe design, species choice and management proposals.
  • Spring 2020: Land Management Plan submission to Scottish Forestry as part of LMP approval process (the final plan will be placed on Scottish Forestry's public register for 28 days)
  • Final plan submitted to Scottish Forestry: 26th May 2020 

Land management plan documents and maps


Contact us

For further information or to speak to us directly, please contact:

Robin Fuller

Forestry and Land Scotland
Ae Village

0131 370 5820
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