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The South West Fife Forests are a collection of 10 forests and woodlands managed by Forestry and Land Scotland located in the south-west region of Fife. The ten forests are Devilla, Balgownie, Tulliallan; Gartarry, East Grange, Lockshaw Moss, Middle Grange, Shiremill, Cadgerford and Muirside. 

As part of the management of our woodlands we produce land management plans which lay out our management strategy for the next 10 years and beyond at each of our sites. As such, renewed plans are required to map out and guide what we do at Devilla, Balgownie, Tulliallan and Gartarry. Approved plans exist covering East Grange, Lockshaw Moss, Middle Grange, Shiremill, Cadgerford & Muirside. Our intention is to revise and renew all current or expired plans to form one new plan covering all ten sites.

A wide footpath through a woodland of conifer trees

Introduction video

Timeline of the plan

  • 2019/20 – Site survey and analysis.
  • Summer 2020 – Creation of design concept for the woodland including social, silvicultural and conservation aims.
  • Winter 2021 – Consultation with local community and other statutory stakeholders on a draft plan with a view to seek subsequent approval from Scottish Forestry. As part of the approval process, the plan will also be placed on Scottish Forestry’s public register for 28 days where you will also have opportunity to comment.

Draft Documents


Get in touch

If you would like to receive notification of further developments with the plan, please contact:

Planning Team
Forestry and Land Scotland
Five Sisters House
Five Sisters Business Park
West Calder
EH55 8PN
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