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The Castlemaddy plan area comprises of Carminnows, Dundeugh, Marscalloch and Polmaddy forest blocks, covering a 2,826 ha area located south of Carsphairn village in southern Scotland. 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).

FLS is revising the Castlemaddy Land Management Plan (LMP) which will define management prescriptions for the next ten years (2023-33) and presents a long term vision for the area. The key management objectives in this plan will focus on sustainable timber production, ancient woodland restoration, management of the historic environment, biodiversity and water quality.

Community consultation

Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process but it is also a valuable opportunity for us to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what is important to you. Our initial consultation period is now over and we would like to thank those who took the time to participate.


  • Development of draft brief and design concept | Summer - Autumn 2022
  • External stakeholder consultations | Autumn - Winter 2022/2023
  • Public engagement events | Winter - Spring 2023
  • Development of final plans | Spring - Summer 2023
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | Summer 2023

Documents and maps

The plan has now been submitted to Scottish Forestry for regulatory approval. During this time, the plan will be listed on Scottish Forestry’s public register for a period of 28 days for its final consultation. Comments should be directed to Scottish Forestry through their public register forum. For details and advice on how to comment, please visit Scottish Forestry’s website or access their public register.

Get in touch

If you would like to comment on the proposal 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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