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Six forest and land holdings managed by Forestry and Land Scotland in the northern part of the historic county of Argyllshire – Brecklet, Glenachullish, Duror, Bealach, Appin and Creran – cover 9,760 ha and comprises conifer and broadleaved woodland, hills (including two Munros) and five glens, orientated North, South and West facing, draining to coastal waters of significant importance, many with international designations.

The individual forests are linked by large extents of open land as well as the road (A828) which is the main link between Oban and Fort William and is a key route for travellers to North Lorn from the central belt.

Several of the forests have extensive areas of Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) and Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS); Creran supports a native woodland SSSI and SAC and much of the linked land holding is covered by a variety of designations.

A strategic approach has been adopted to address the many issues in common and the various factors that impact across the entire land holding. A Strategic Plan will be prepared, which will be underpinned by separate Land Management Plans (LMPs) for the individual forests, which are at different stages of approval and implementation, as well as deer management and open habitat management plans covering the area as a whole.

We are at an early stage in the process of preparing the Strategic Plan and welcome your initial questions and comments on the draft plan Brief below.

The Brief is the principle document that describes the plan area and summarises the main economic, environmental and social issues to be considered. The maps appended provide more detail on the different features in the forests and associated open ground and the priorities for management. Land Management Plans are currently being prepared for Creran and Appin forests and the Briefs are also provided on this website.


  • A public consultation on the Scoping Brief was held on 10th Jan 2020
  • Consultation on the draft Strategic Plan expected – early 2022

Documents and maps

Get in touch

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

Dr Mandie Currie
Forestry and Land Scotland
Fort William
PH33 6SW

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Phone: 07771 673916