You might like to read Councillor Heather Anderson’s Notes on a briefing meeting held with Douglas Howieson, Conservator of Forests for the South of Scotland. The notes explain the role and purpose of Scottish Forestry and the way in which the consultation process currently works. You can download the Briefing Notes by clicking here

And for convenience, here are links to the various documents associated with the forestry proposal, as presented to the Community Council, and which have been distributed with the September Minutes (pdf files will open in a new browser tab or window, document files wiIl download automatically):

Presentation from Mark Hamilton Landscape Services pdf

Response from Historic Environment Scotland doc

Response from Nature Scotland doc

Feedback form – for you to download and complete, to ensure your views are considered pdf

Details of the further forestry plan at Hopekist, near Stobo pdf

And another at Meggethead pdf