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The Gala Lane land management unit comprises of 3,673 hectares located to the south of Loch Doon in southern Scotland. We manage the area as part of the national forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers on behalf of the people of Scotland.

We are revising the Gala Lane Land Management Plan (LMP) which will define management prescriptions for the next ten years (2024-34). Draft versions of the land management plan will be published on this page.

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.


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

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