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Airies Forest


Southern Scotland, Scotland


130.87 Hectares / 323.38 Acres




Offers over £1,350,000



  • A mixed age commercial forest investment opportunity located within an extensive forest complex.
  • Potential for timber revenue and long term growth from a high yielding Sitka spruce crop.
  • Excellent access and sporting rights included.


Airies Forest is part of a larger commercial forest and wind farm complex located just north of Balminnoch and 12 miles to the west of Newton Stewart in Dumfries & Galloway. The region is renowned for its excellent climate for timber growth and wind resource for energy with several wind farms located around Airies Forest. The southwest of Scotland has a well-established timber market with significant demand for timber increasing year on year.

To locate the property please refer to the location and sale plans.


The forest was originally established between 1973 – 1977 with Sitka spruce and some in mixture with Lodgepole pine. Since then, most of the first rotation crop has been felled and replanted with improved Sitka spruce which is now showing excellent growth rates and good potential for a high yield class crop in years to come.

The remaining areas of mature Sitka spruce and Lodgepole pine could be felled in the next few years to generate income, as access is already in place to facilitate harvesting and then replanted to complete the second rotation.  Sitka spruce thrives in this region and with improved growing stock and ground conditions it is clear that the younger crops will continue to perform well.

The land lies at an elevation of between 143 – 212 metres above sea level and benefits from the shelter provided by the surrounding forest complex. Some native broadleaves have been planted in tubes to improve diversity and habitat around the riparian areas. The river is also a lovely feature of the property which could be enhanced when the remaining mature timber is felled along the western boundary.

Please refer to the sale brochure for further information.

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