Woodland Consultations

Introduction

We would welcome your feedback on these proposals and your comments, both negative and positive are encouraged. Please e-mail your comments to countryside@stirling.gov.uk by 31st of March 2016 (30th of April for Mid and Mine Woods, Bridge of Allan) Your comments will be used to finalise the Woodland management Plans

In addition we will be holding a walkabout meeting at each individual wood on the dates and times shown below

  • Back Walk & Gowan Hill Saturday 19th March 10am till 12pm Meet in the Albert Halls Car Park, Corn Exchange Road FK8 2QL
  • Abbey Craig Saturday 19th March 2pm till 4pm Meet at Abbey Craig Visitor Centre car park FK9 5LF
  • Balquhidderock Wood Sunday 20th March 10am till 12pm Meet at Bannockburn High School car park, FK7 0HQ
  • Fallin Bing,Wester Moss, Doctors Wood Sunday 20th March 2pm till 4pm Meet at Polmaise Colliery Park car park FK7 7JH
  • Mid Woods Saturday 16th April 10am till 12 noon Meet at the west end of Sunnylaw Road (near FK9 4PJ)
  • Mine Wood Saturday 16th April 2pm till 4pm Meet at Sunnylaw Road Meet at the west end of Sunnylaw Road (near FK9 4PJ)

Closing date for comments on the Mid and Mine Wood plans will be Saturday 30th of April 2016. 

Abbey Craig

Vision and Aspirations

In 20 years it is envisaged that Abbey Craig woodlands will continue to be an important part of the landscape and be largely representative of the woodland NVC types that occur naturally on the site (NVC W8 and W10). The SSSI will be in favourable condition. Invasive non-native species on the site will be controlled and the non-native (non-invasive) species within the canopy that contribute to the high amenity value of the woodland will be well-represented.

The woodland will be developing a diverse age and species structure, including understorey and field layers and will be an important part of the habitat network of the wider area. The habitat value of the woodland for associated species will be improving. Abbey Craig woodland will continue to provide a high quality visitor experience and be an important recreational resource for the local population, representing an important part of the Central Scotland Green Network. The local population will be involved in the management of the area and will have sense of ownership of the site. The historic environment and cultural heritage associations of the site will be protected and valued.

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Back Walk and Gowan Hill

Vision and Aspirations

To develop the woodland and associated habitats to meet multiple objectives, using a sustained, long-term and gradual approach. To raise the profile of the site as a recreational space in central Stirling for local residents and visitors.

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Balquhidderock Wood

Vision and Aspirations

In 20 years it is envisaged that Balquhidderock Wood will continue to be an important part of the local landscape and be largely representative of the woodland NVC types that occur naturally on the site (NVC W8, W9 and W10). The SSSI will be in favourable condition. Invasive non-native species on the site will be controlled. The woodland will be developing a diverse age and species structure, including understorey and field layers and will be an important part of the habitat network of the wider area.

The habitat value of the woodland for associated species will be improving. The woodland will continue to provide a high quality visitor experience and be an important recreational and educational resource for the local population, representing an important part of the Central Scotland Green Network. The local population will be involved in the management of the area and will have sense of ownership of the site. The historic environment and cultural heritage associations of the site will be protected and valued.

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Fallin Bing, Wester Moss and Doctor’s Wood

Vision and Aspirations

Within the next ten years, the aims are:-

  1. To manage Fallin Bing and Wester Moss as a single, but diverse, management unit, to deliver comprehensive benefits in terms of biodiversity, recreation, and amenity primarily for local residents and site visitors.
  2. To improve the condition of the woodlands on Fallin Bing and Doctor’s Wood
  3. To improve the recreational infrastructure throughout the site
  4. To undertake the work effectively and efficiently, including attracting external resources for site management in the short and medium term
  5. To utilize the Management Plan to complement and enhance the management works on Wester Moss and Fallin Bing's grasslands as undertaken by Butterfly Conservation and Bug Life.

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Mid Woods

Vision and Aspirations

To develop a high quality, structurally diverse, and accessible urban woodland, which can deliver a range of ecological, landscape, recreational and amenity benefits.

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Mine Wood

Vision and Aspirations

The overall vision for the development of Mine Wood is 'To develop a multi-purpose, structurally and ecologically diverse, sustainable woodland'.

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