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 –

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:

Scottish Land and Estates is keen to promote this form of tenancy and will be watching the Corsewall pilot study with interest –