Culbin land managemet plan

Culbin forest is situated on the Moray coast (NH977616) overlooking the Moray Firth. Nairn is 3 km to the west, also on the coast, Forres is 4 km in land and Findhorn is 1.5 km east, across the mouth of Findhorn Bay. The plan area is mostly within the Moray council area, with a small proportion crossing the boundary into the Highland council area.

The plan area consists of seven separate blocks. Culbin main block forms the vast majority of the area, the remainder is made up of Hardmuir wood, Inshoch wood, Inshoch moss, Downie hillock, Hugh wood and Kilnhill wood.

Analysis of the available information has led to two primary objectives for these blocks:

  • management of these blocks being to create woodlands with high environmental value for species, habitats and landscape.
  • the production of a quality crop of timber.

An additional secondary objective for the future management of all the woodland has been identified as:

  • management of the woodland to provide a key recreational resource for Nairn and the surrounding area.

View of Culbin from the top of Tower 99.

Timeline

During the development of the draft land management plan for Culbin we have consulted publicly including with local community representatives and stakeholders known to have an interest in the plan area.

This is the final consultation on this draft plan. The consultation period runs until 30th September 2017.

Documents and maps

Contact us

If you want to comment or require further information please contact:

Mark Reeve
Planning forester
Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District
Portsoy Road
Huntly
AB54 4SJ

Tel number: 07990 802879
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