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Cologin Forest lies two miles south of Oban. The forest was planted in the 1980s, a forest walk provided, but no forest road access. Commercial conifers have grown exceptionally well, resulting in restructuring being overdue. Oban’s public water supply reservoir lies immediately adjacent to the forest.

The primary objectives for the plan area are; commercial conifer timber production, construction of a new forest road to access the forest for harvesting, restructuring and improved public access. Landscape reappraisal, particularly in views from the A816, is also necessary, taking into account guidance on forest resilience and diversification in response to climate change. Certification under the UK Woodland Assurance Scheme is another important objective to which the plan will contribute.




  • Autumn 2016: Initial stakeholder consultation

This plan is now the subject of a community buyout, so no further work on the plan is currently proposed.

Land management plan documents and maps

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