Tyrebagger Forest – traffic management Tuesday 27 January

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Forest visitors are reminded that traffic management will be in place on the B979 tomorrow (Tuesday 27 January) between 9.30 and 3.30.

The move, which will only be in place for one day, is to allow Forestry Commission Scotland to fell roadside trees as part of the ongoing harvesting operations in Tyrebagger Wood (5km west of Aberdeen).

Starting approximately 650m West of the A96 junction the traffic management will affect a 100m stretch of road, with traffic being halted in both directions for no more than 2 minutes at a time. Road users are advised that delays of 5-10 minutes may arise as traffic in both directions clears.

The Commission is also reminding members of the public that even though the lower car park and Tyrebagger Woods will be reopened once tree felling has finished. The upper car park will reopen once all the felled timber has been moved.

Harvesting forester, Helen Webb, said:

“The traffic management will only last one day and we apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause.

“The wider thinning programme goes on until mid-February and we would remind everyone that forest operations are dangerous. It is vitally important that visitors observe signage and do not come into the woods where we will be working.”

Other alternatives to Tyrebagger include Kirkhill (across the A96) and Countesswells and Foggieton, which are about 10 minutes to the south between Kingswells and Cults.

Notes to Editors

1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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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. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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


e-mail: paul.munro@forestry.gsi.gov.uk