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Land Management Plan revision

We are currently carrying out a Land Management Plan (LMP) revision to help us determine future management proposals for Lael. An LMP details how we intend to manage our land over the coming 10 years and indicates our vision for the next decades and beyond. This revision covers Inverlael and Lael forests, an area of approximately 792 hectares.

Through the new plan we intend to address issues around resilience to climate change, tree health, conifers on steep slopes, invasive non-native species and access. We furthermore want to make sure that the forests provide future economic and social benefits to the residents and visitors and that ecological value is retained and enhanced.

In the link below you can find an online interactive map demonstrating the draft plans for the consultation: Lael Land Management Plan

A draft plan has now been made and we are looking for comments on the draft Management Coupes and Future Habitats maps which can be found in maps 7 and 8 below.


  • November 2021: Initial Scoping
  • January, Febuary March 2022: Drafting of new LMP
  • March 2022: Consultation on draft plan
  • May 2022: Review draft
  • June 2022: Submission to Scottish Forestry for approval

Documents and maps

Get in touch

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

Eelco de Jong
Forestry and Land Scotland
The Links
Golspie Business Park
KW10 6UB
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Phone: 07776172088