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Forestry

We have 10,000 acres of forests.  The previous owner, Sir John Stirling Maxwell, planted the woodland around Loch Ossian between 1890 and 1950.  The Forestry Commission planted the main forest block in the mid-1960s. 

We are committed to improving the biodiversity of our woodlands and to responsible use of resources, while protecting the landscape and its cultural heritage.

We have a twenty-five year forestry plan, approved by the Forestry Commission, to restore native woodland and peatland unsuitable for timber.  All of our forestry work is economically sound, environmentally sensitive, sustainable and sympathetic with the landscape.  Our forest management plans are endorsed by the Forest Stewardship Council as representing the best in sustainable, responsible management techniques.

You can download a copy of our forest management plan here.