Consultation on ten-year plans for Aberdeenshire forests

Forestry Enterprise Scotland is calling on people and communities in Aberdeenshire to give their views on ten-year land management plans for two of its most popular forests.

Consultations are underway for Roseisle forest on the Moray coast and for Dyce Woods, near Aberdeen, which include the well-known Kirkhill and Tyrebagger sites on the edge of Aberdeen.

Mark Reeve, Planning Forester for Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District, said:

"Each of these woods is a true multi-purpose forest. As well as producing timber they are great for biodiversity and improving the quality of the environment.

“They also deliver a range of social benefits -from offering opportunities for recreation to improving people’s health and well-being by improving access, and of course, Tyrebagger is home to our Christmas tree sales centre.

“The draft  ten-year plans cover a lot of forest management issues, including proposals for felling and planting operations as well as topics such as wildlife, recreation and also landscape improvements.

“We are hoping to gather feedback and suggestions from locals and woodland users in relation to a wide and we hope people will come forward and contribute to the development of the plan.”

All suggestions, which should be submitted before 15 November, will be taken into consideration in finalising the plan.

The draft plan and maps of the woodland areas are available here

For more information contact Mark Reeve on 07990 802879 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.