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The Gala Lane block comprises of 3,673 hectares located to the south of Loch Doon in southern Scotland. It is part of the national forests and lands owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). FLS is revising the Gala Lane Land Management Plan (LMP) which will define management prescriptions within the block for the next ten years (2024-34). Draft versions of the land management plan will be published here.   

Community consultation

Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process. It is also a valuable opportunity for us to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what is important to you.  The consultation process for the Gala Lane land management plan will start in the near future. We invite comments and feedback from the public on all of our proposals. In the interim, please look through the information below and send any queries to us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.  


  • Autumn 2023: Project initiation
  • Autumn - Winter 2023: Scoping and development of draft concept
  • Winter 2023/2024: Stakeholder and public consultation
  • Winter - Spring 2024: Plan development
  • Summer 2024: Submission to Scottish Forestry (sector regulator)

Draft documents and maps

Get in touch

If you would like to comment on or receive further notification about the Gala Lane plan as it develops, please contact:

Carol Finch, Forest Planner
Forestry and Land Scotland - South Region
Newton Stewart

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