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Craigieburn Forest sits on the lower slopes of the Moffat Hills, just to the north-east of Moffat, in Dumfries and Galloway.  Covering 791 ha, the plan area is a Sitka spruce-dominated conifer forest with an important ancient woodland site along the eastern boundary, currently under restoration to native broadleaves.  The area also includes several important watercourses that form the basis of a native broadleaf/open habitat network within the forest.

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). Forestry and Land Scotland is currently revising the Land Management Plan (LMP) for this area.  This gives us an opportunity to review management objectives, and lay out our proposals for managing the forest over the next ten years. This page will be updated with information, documents and maps as the plan develops.

Community consultation

It is important that we understand why this area is important to the local community.  Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process, but it is also a valuable opportunity for FLS to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what's important to you.

We held a public engagement drop-in event on Wednesday 24th May at Moffat Town Hall, and we provided a brief online questionnaire on this web page.  Thank you to all those who attended the drop-in event and/or completed the questionnaire.  The information provided is very useful and it will help us develop the new plan.



  • Summer 2024: Finalise the new plan and submit to Scottish Forestry for regulatory approval.

Maps and document

Get in touch

If you would like further information or have any questions, please contact:

John Ogilvie
Forestry and Land Scotland
Weavers Court