Land managers options
Rural Development Contracts Land Managers Options (LMOs) were introduced under the 2007-13 Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP).
LMOs provided support for the provision of economic, social and environmental improvements across Scotland.
Land managers could apply for funding for a range of options under LMO up to a maximum allowance for the business. Some options required a five year commitment and compliance with Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions and Statutory Management Requirements. Others were for one year.
LMO were non-competitive and open to all land managers with land in Scotland. Land managers had to be registered with the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) and have a Business Reference Number (BRN).
Small Scale Woodland Creation
The planting of small woodlands, particularly in farming and crofting landscapes, provides a wide range of environmental and amenity benefits, as well as supporting farm diversification.
This option supported the creation of new woods, planted with native species, up to 1 hectare in size.
Management of small woodlands
Small woodlands make an important contribution to the character, biodiversity and amenity of the landscape. However, these woodlands are often under-managed and their condition can deteriorate over time because they are under-valued and/or the financial cost of management acts as a deterrent.
This option provided support for the sustainable management of small woodlands.
If you have a query about forestry grants, please contact your local FCS Conservancy Office.
Map tools and datasets
- Land Information Search
A map-based tool that allows you to search for details about a chosen area of land.
- FCS Map Viewer
Explore a variety of Forestry Commission Scotland datasets on this map-based tool.
- Data Download
Access and download a wide range of Forestry Commission GIS datasets