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an open area with treed hills and wind turbines

The Little Clyde Land Management Unit is a forest block covering  667 ha and is located around 1.5 km to the east of Elvanfoot, South Scotland.

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). Approximately 255 ha of the most elevated northern section of the site is part of the Little Clyde Wind Farm Development (13 turbines within the LMP area) and managed by SSE as open habitat. The Little Clyde Land Management Plan (LMP) defines the management prescription for the next ten years (2023-32), and presents the vision for the long-term management of the area.  

The main management objectives in this plan focus on sustainable timber production, and continuing diversification of structure and species to promote biodiversity and resilience to climate change. We are developing a land management plan to detail these proposals for management of the area over the next ten years. Draft versions of the plan will be published here and we invite comments and feedback from the public on the proposals.

Community consultation

It is important that we understand why this area is important to the local community. Consultation with stakeholders (including the local community) is a requirement of the land management planning process, but it is also a valuable opportunity for FLS to engage with the public, talk about our work, and discover what's important to you.

A Google survey form is available for comment which is accessible below. Members of the public will be signposted here via posters at the Little Clyde Forest entrances. 


  • Development of draft brief and design concept | Spring/Summer 2023
  • External stakeholder consultations | Summer 2023
  • Public engagement | Summer 2023
  • Development of final plans | Autumn 2023
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | Autumn/Winter 2023

Land management plan documents and maps

 Little Clyde community survey 

Get in touch

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

David Darroch
Forestry and Land Scotland
South Region
Weavers Court
Forest Mill

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