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Clashindarroch land mangement plan area is located just south west of Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

The plan area includes the main Clashindarroch block along with Brown hill and the Darroch Wids sites of Coynachie, Merdrum and Black Middens. In addition Ittingstone, Culdrain and Mains of Lesmore, all of which were recent acquisitions some of which are now newly planted, are subsumed into this plan.

Analysis of the available information has led to the primary objective being the management of the woodland for the production of a sustainable quality crop of timber.

There are additional secondary objectives for the future management of the woodland in certain areas of the plan area. These include:

  • The improvement of biodiversity potential in riparian corridors;
  • The restoration of non-forest habitats;
  • New woodland creation;
  • The maintenance of existing recreational facilities.

These objectives are specific to certain areas of the plan. See the plan objectives map below which shows where each secondary objective is relevant.

The draft plan is now ready and we want to hear your views on the plan as part on the consultation prior to approval by Forestry Scotland.

Hillside view of Clashindarroch Forest with hills in the background


The consultation period for this plan runs until Tuesday 17 September 2019

Documents and maps

Get in touch

If you would like to comment on the draft plan or would like further information, please contact:

Mark Reeve
Planning forester
Forestry and Land Scotland
Portsoy Road
AB54 4SJ

07990 802 879
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