Comments sought on ten-year plan for Moray beauty spot

Roseisle Forest used by thousands during Orienteering events.
Roseisle Forest used by thousands during Orienteering events.

A TEN-YEAR MANAGEMENT action plan has been announced aimed at improving a Moray beauty spot.

Roseisle Forest is one of two north east locations that Forestry Enterprise Scotland (FES) is seeking to improve for visitors and residents.

Along with Dyce Woods in Aberdeenshire, the Forestry Commission for Scotland agency are asking the public to let them know what ideas they have to shape the beauty spots. Ideas might range from wardens being employed to prevent antisocial behaviour to pathway improvements.

Feedback will then be used by FES in their ten-year project planning, with Mark Reeve explaining: “East of these woods delivers a range of social benefits, from offering opportunities for recreation to improving people’s health and well-being through providing walking access.

“The ten-year plans cover a lot of forest management issues, including proposals for felling and planning operations as well as wildlife, recreation and landscape improvements.”

Mr Reeve added that FES is hoping to gather feedback from local people and woodland users.

Roseisle Forest provided a spectacular backdrop this year for competitors and spectators attending the World Orienteering Championships and Scottish Six Days events.

Anyone wishing to submit their views can read the current draft plans at – submissions need to be sent by Sunday, November 15.

Mr Reeve can be contacted for further information on 07990 802879 or by email to