This is the Forest Design Plan (FDP) for Gartly Forest. The Forest is situated next to the village of Gartly (within 500m) and is located on high ground between the A96 Aberdeen – Inverness road and the A97 Banff – Deeside road. Huntly and Insch are within 10km of the main entrance into the forest.
The Forest covers an area of 1250ha and is made up of one main block. It is fairly centrally located in Moray and Aberdeenshire Forest District, within 3km of Clashindarroch Forest and 10km of both The Bin and Whitehaugh forests.
The Forest Design Plan is a core management document that lays out proposals for the future management of a woodland in accordance with current policy and practice.
The plans are far reaching, with a strong emphasis on delivering social, economic and environmental benefits. The plans are approved for an initial period of 10 years, with the period beyond this point being approved in outline. This allows for a review of the document and revision if necessary.
Forestry Commission woodlands are independently certified as sustainably managed under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. Keeping people informed of management proposals affecting their local woodlands is an important part of maintaining this certification.
We are seeking views on the draft proposals in the FDP. The consultation is now closed. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to:
Forestry Commission Scotland
Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District
Aberdeenshire AB54 4SJ.