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The Tairlaw Land Management unit comprises of a single forest block of 1120 ha and is located in South Ayrshire, approximately 5.0 km south of the village of Straiton and forms part of FLS South Region. The block is within Galloway Forest Park, is surrounded by FLS plantation forestry, open hill farm land and encompasses Loch Braden.  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). 

Forestry and Land Scotland is currently revising this land management plan, that will define the management prescription for the ten year period between (2023-33), and presents the vision for the long-term management of the forest block.

Draft versions of the plan will be published here and we invite comments and feedback from the public on all of our proposals. 

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's important to you. The consultation is now closed, thank you to all those who took the time to comment.


  • Development of draft brief and design concept | Spring 2023
  • External stakeholder and public consultations | Summer 2022
  • Development of final plans | Autumn 2023
  • Submission to Scottish Forestry | Winter 2023

Plan documents and maps

Land Management Plan Brief – Provides an outline of the plan objectives and factors that will influence management of the forest block. 

Get in touch

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

Laura Green
Planning Forester
Forestry and Land Scotland
Ae Office, Parkgate
DG1 1QB 

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