Tree harvesting at Blackhall

Forest Enterprise Scotland will be undertaking tree harvesting work in Blackhall Forest, near Banchory, resulting in a temporary diversion of the Deeside Way trail.

The work, which is to help thin out parts of the forest, will result in a diversion being in place during week days between Monday 15th August and Friday 26th August.  The route will be open as normal at the weekends.

All other waymarked routes found within Blackhall forest will remain unaffected, as are the paths up to Scolty Tower.

Dan Cadle, Recreation Forester with Forest Enterprise Scotland said:

“Whilst we are undertaking this thinning work, we are asking the public to ensure they follow the diversion signs. This is for their own safety as a harvesting site can be a very dangerous area for visitors. 

“The diversion route will be well signposted and easy to follow. We promise to get the work done as soon as possible so that the routes are all up and running again. Thanks for everyone’s patience.”

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. 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.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.