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Gledenholm Forest photo

The Gledenholm management unit is a 147 hectare forest block situated about 1km south of the village of Ae, near Dumfries, South Scotland.

Gledenholm 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. It is an opportunity for us to review the management objectives, and to set out our operations for the next ten years.

This page will be regularly updated dated with information, documents and maps as the plan takes shape.

Every forest is unique, and has its own set of objectives.  We propose three management objectives for Gledenholm.  The first objective is to sustainably produce timber, and we will plant a variety of conifer species to achieve this.  The second objective is to enhance and extend the area of broadleaf trees in the forest.  This will create a habitat link into the remanent of ancient woodland on the site which is good for biodiversity, The third objective is all about climate change, this forest was badly affected by Storm Arwen, and we plan to make it more resilient to climate change events through increased thinning, diversifying species choice, and improving the forest structure. 

Community consultation

It is important that the local community and external stakeholders are involved in consultation during the development of the plan. This is a requirement of the land management planning process and also a good opportunity for the public to ask questions about the LMP and find out more about our work. 

Give us your feedback

We are keen to know what you think of our proposals and have created a form below to encourage those interested to contribute their thoughts or opinions on the land management plan.



  • Initial surveys - spring 2024
  • Stakeholder consultations - spring 2024
  • Development of final plan - summer 2024
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry - summer 2024

Plan documents and maps


Get in touch

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

Telephone: 0300 067 6900