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Tweed Valley Forest Park comprises seven forests along the River Tweed, between Peebles and Selkirk (see location map):

  • Cademuir
  • Glentress (including Venlaw)
  • Cardrona
  • Caberston
  • Elibank & Traquair
  • Thornielee
  • Yair

Previous management plans for each of these forests were due to be reviewed and revised from 2017 onwards, so we are taking the opportunity to develop three land management plans (LMPs) that reflect the changing landscape of the Tweed Valley between Peebles and Selkirk.  There is a separate page for each LMP, and the links below will take you to each one.

  1. Glentress, Cardrona and Cademuir composite LMP
  2. Elibank, Traquair, Caberston and Thornielee composite LMP
  3. Yair LMP

A separate LMP for woodland creation at Nether Horsburgh was approved in 2016, so this is excluded from the new Glentress, Cardrona and Cademuir LMP.

There are separate new woodland creation LMPs for land acquisitions at West Bold and Ashiestiel, adjacent to Elibank and Traquair Forest.  These are therefore excluded from the new Elibank, Traquair, Caberston and Thornielee LMP.  West Bold LMP was approved in January 2021, and Ashiestiel has been submitted to scottish Forestry for approval.View of a village in a wide valley from a forested hill

Timeline

Public consultation for the Tweed Valley LMPs was carried out between 2017 and 2018.  Unfortunately we were unable to progress the LMP further at that stage, but we are moving forward again.  Elibank, Traquair, Caberston and Thornielee LMP was approved on 6th July 2021.  Glentress, Cardrona and Cademuir LMP is currently being developed, aiming to submit to Scottish Forestry for in October 2021.  Work on Yair LMP will then continue, aiming for submission early 2022.  More details can be found on the consultation page for each LMP (see links above).

Documents and maps

The documents for each LMP can be found by following the links above.

Get in touch

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

John Ogilvie
Forestry and Land Scotland
Weavers Court
Selkirk
TD7 5NY

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