Grazing opportunities

Forest Enterprise Scotland has a duty to protect and enhance the environmental features of the National Forest Estate. We will also take opportunities to increase agricultural use of the Estate where this is consistent with our environmental objectives. Following our Starter Farms initiative, we now offer agricultural grazing opportunities on the Estate. Details of current grazing opportunities on National Forest Estate land can be found on this page.

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New entrants to agriculture

The Scottish Government is committed to helping New Entrants to Agriculture and those looking to progress from New Entrant status. To assist, applications for grazing land on the Estate will be weighted in favour of suitably qualified New Entrants and Progressors.

While the process favours New Entrants, there may be occasions when these applicants are unable to deliver our desired outcomes. We therefore welcome applications from established graziers/farmers.

Application process

Information on each of the sites and application forms are included within the downloadable site information packs listed below. Interested parties should complete the application form and return to the relevant Forest District office by the appropriate closing date.

Further Information

If you have any questions about a specific site, please contact the relevant Forest District office at:-

  • Cowal and Trossachs: 0300 067 6600
  • Dumfries and Borders: 0300 067 6900
  • Scottish Lowlands: 0300 067 6700
  • Tay: 0300 067 6380
  • West Argyll: 0300 067 6673

Current opportunities

Site nameManaging FCS district officeLand detailsSite information packs

Balafuil, Strathyre

Cowal & Trossachs

Approx 24.2 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Stank, Strathyre

Cowal & Trossachs

Approx 4.8 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Blountfield, Mouswald, Dumfries

Dumfries & Borders

Approx. 15 heactares. Suitable for any stock. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Fort, Castle O'er Forest, Eskdalemuir

Dumfries & Borders

Approx. 4.5 hectares. Sheep only.Must be grazed all year round. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Thornielee, Innerleithen

Dumfries & Borders

Approx. 5.1 hectares. Cattle only. Seasonal grazing between September - March (hay can be taken off in August). 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Yair, Caddon Foot, Galashiels

Dumfries & Borders

Approx. 8 hectares. Cattle only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Brackenhill Conservation Grazing, near Lesmahagow

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 2.9 hectares. Suitable for a combination of cattle and sheep. 1 year with option to extend to 5 year SLDT.

Clentry Field by Blairadam Forest, Kelty

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 2.12 hectares. Suitable for horses only. 3 year short form lease

High Carlincraig, Darvel

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 49.5 hectares. Suitable for sheep only. 2 year SLDT.

Lochend and Limerigg, Falkirk

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 10.12 hectares. 5 year SLDT.

Lockshaw Moss Conservation Grazing, near Blairhall, Fife

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 29.9 hectares. Suitable for sheep only. 1 year lease with option to extend to 5 year SLDT.

Lot 3, Muirmill, by Blairingone

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 2.97 hectares. Suitable for sheep only. 5 year SLDT.

Woodgreen Farm, Kilwinning

Scottish Lowlands

Approx. 30.81 hectares. 2 year SLDT.

Freuchies, Glen Isla, Angus

Tay

Approx. 1.7 hectares. Suitable for sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT.

Glassie, Weem, by Aberfeldy

Tay

Approx. 64.89 hectares. Suitable for sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT.

Achnafalnich, Glen Orchy

West Argyll

Approx. 6.65 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Arinabea, Glen Lochy

West Argyll

Approx 8.45 hectares Would suit cattle or sheep. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Balure, Achnamara

West Argyll

Approx 3.3 hectares. Would suit cattle or sheep. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Barnluasgan Cluster

West Argyll

Five parcels of land totalling approx. 13 hectares. All suitable for sheep, some suitable for cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Bochyle, Glen Orchy

West Argyll

Approx. 3.56 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Daill, Cairnbaan

West Argyll

Approx. 54 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Druimfin Lower, Tobermory

West Argyll

Approx 3.9 hectares. Sheep only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Faery Isles, Tayvallich

West Argyll

Approx 71.26 hectares. Grazing for up to 25 cattle only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Glenmore, Argyll

West Argyll

Approx 22.93 hectares. Would suit sheep, horses or cattle. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Inverinan, Loch Aweside

West Argyll

Approx 24.25 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Ledmore Field, Aros, Mull

West Argyll

Approx 6.8 hectares. Sheep only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Pony Park, Glen Orchy

West Argyll

Approx 5 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.

Tarbert, Argyll

West Argyll

Approx 12.2 hectares. Would suit sheep or cattle only. 5 year SLDT with option to convert to 10 year MLDT.