Cologin Forest lies two miles south of Oban. The forest was planted in the 1980s, a forest walk provided, but no forest road access. Commercial conifers have grown exceptionally well, resulting in restructuring being overdue. Oban’s public water supply reservoir lies immediately adjacent to the forest.

The primary objectives for the plan area are; commercial conifer timber production, construction of a new forest road to access the forest for harvesting, restructuring and improved public access. Landscape reappraisal, particularly in views from the A816, is also necessary, taking into account guidance on forest resilience and diversification in response to climate change. Certification under the UK Woodland Assurance Scheme is another important objective to which the plan will contribute.




  • Autumn 2016: Initial stakeholder consultation
  • Spring 2018: Submission of plan to Perth & Argyll Conservancy for approval

Land management plan documents and maps

Contact us

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

Roger Wilson
Planning Forester
West Argyll Forest District
PA31 8RS

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