The Eriff & Bellsbank block lies around 5km south of Dalmellington, South Ayrshire.

We are developing a land management plan for the block that details our proposals for management of the area over the next ten years. Draft versions of the plan will be published here and we invite comments and feedback from the public on the proposals.

Community consultation event

A ‘drop-in’ public consultation took place 30 November 2017 at the Bellsbank Community Wing (PDF 1.24MB). The local community were invited to discuss the Land Management Plan proposals with FCS staff and explore the key issues for the forest.


  • Summer 2017: Initial stakeholder consultation
  • Autumn 2017: Ongoing consultation. Woodland design including coupe design, species choice and management proposals.
  • Winter 2017/18: Land Management Plan submission to Forestry Commission Scotland as part of approval process (final plan will be placed on the Forestry Commission public register for 28 days)

Land management plan documents and maps

Contact us

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

Ed Turner
Planning Forester
Galloway Forest District
Newton Stewart

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