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The Kirroughtree Land Management Plan (LMP) comprises four distinct woodlands all located within 5 km of Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway. 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).  

Covering 1,137 ha, Kirroughtree is a popular site with visitors, encompasses several ancient woodlands and, as one of the world class 7 Stanes mountain bike venues, it is one of south Scotland’s principal recreation sites.  

FLS are currently revising the LMP. This will define the management prescriptions for the next ten year period and presents the vision for the long-term management of the area. Draft versions of the plan will be published on this webpage and we invite comments and feedback from the public on all of our proposals. 

Take a look at the Kirroughtree Story Map for an overview of the woodlands and our plans.

Story Map

Community and consultation event

Scoping 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.  

With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, we now have the opportunity to host community engagement drop in events. Please come along on:  

  • 12 pm to 4 pm on 19 October 2022
  • 10 am to 2 pm on 20 October 2022 

At Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, Forest Drive, DG8 7BE (OS grid reference: NX 4516 6484, Latitude/Longitude: 54°57′15″N , 004°25′10″W, What3Words: nuptials.punch.denote)  

As an alternative to the drop in event, please look through the documents provided below and send your comments to the email address below.  

This page will be updated frequently but please do not hesitate to request any other information. 


  • Development of draft brief and design concept | Spring 2022
  • External stakeholder | Summer 2022
  • Community consultation | Autumn 2022
  • Development of plan | Autumn/Winter 2022
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | Winter 2022/2023

Plan documents and maps

Give us your feedback

Feedback form

Get in touch

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

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

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