Angus featured on Borders News last night as the first landlord in Scotland to rent woodland out to a timber tenant. The concept is based on a tried and tested British Columbian model – www.itv.com
Experienced forestry consultant Mark Rowe will be responsible for managing 37 hectares of woodland – both felling trees, selling the wood and conducting a replanting scheme. It’s a key part of a nationwide initiative to encourage more people to become involved in the active management of presently un-managed woodland.
Angus has been congratulated by the Scottish Parliament for creating the country’s first wood lot and there is to be a debate on the subject in the Parliament in October: www.scottish.parliament.uk
Scottish Land and Estates is keen to promote this form of tenancy and will be watching the Corsewall pilot study with interest – http://www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk