Culbin survey to improve visitor experience

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25 JULY 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16327

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Forestry Commission Scotland is carrying out a survey in and around Culbin Forest to find out how the visitor experience there might be improved.

The survey will the place in August and September and will include face-to-face surveys at various entry points to the forest as well as at locations in Nairn and Forres.

Doug Collins, FCS Community & Recreation Forester for Culbin, said:

“Culbin Forest is a really popular Moray destination for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders and we’d like to hear from local people and visitors about what they think we could do to make it a better experience.

“We’re aiming to identify ways in which we can make the forest more accessible and enjoyable for as wide a range of people as possible, and how we can improve the information we provide about it.”

Culbin Forest is one of FCS’s most popular sites in Moray with extensive woodland trails through mossy glades and shifting sand dunes; the beautiful Buckie Loch beach where lucky visitors may see seals and dolphins; and 360-degree views from the Hill 99 viewpoint tower over the Forest, the stunning Moray Firth coastline, and the hills to the north and south.

The survey is online at

Those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for a year’s free parking at FCS sites across Moray and Aberdeenshire. 

For further information, please contact moray& or call 01466 794161.

Notes to Editors
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.

4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590