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The Finlas Land Management Unit, part of the Galloway Forest Park, is located approximately 8 km south of Dalmellington, East Ayrshire. The plan area totals 900 ha however only 350 ha, a mix of coniferous species and native broadleaves, are managed for forestry. 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 Finlas Land Management Plan (LMP) which will define management prescriptions for the next ten years (2024-34) and presents a long term vision of the area.

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 | April - June 2023
  • External stakeholder consultations | July 2023
  • Public engagement events | July - August 2023
  • Development of final plans | September 2023 – January 2024
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | February 2024

Plan documents and maps

Finlas LMP Text

Get in touch

If you would like to comment on the plan or receive further notification of plan developments, please contact:

Catriona Hawthorn
Forest Planner

Forestry and Land Scotland
20 Dalmellington Road
Straiton, South Ayrshire
KA19 7NG