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Work to improve access to Dalbeattie Forest - 14/01/2015

Forestry Commission Scotland is to carry out work next month to improve access to the entrance of Dalbeattie Town Wood’s popular walking trails.

The work, which involves landscaping and redesigning the start of the forest trails, is to be carried out from February 2nd - 22nd.

iBikeRide Trail of the Year 2014 - Glentress takes the Crown - 06/01/2015

iBikeRide are happy to announce the Top UK Trails and Bike Parks of 2014 as decided by the UK riding public. 

Glentress one of the 7stanes in Scotland takes the iBikeRide Trail of the Year crown for 2014 in first place, closely followed by new entrants to the MTB world BikePark Wales who take second. Afan Forest in Wales take third. 


Riding high! - 24/12/2014

Scotland one of world’s best mountain biking destinations.

A combination of the “Danny MacAskill effect” and the major biking events in 2015 means the future is looking bright for cycling in Scotland, according to the national tourism organisation.


New caterers to start at Kirroughtree centre - 15/12/2014

Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed Churchill Catering Ltd to run the café services at Kirroughtree visitor centre.

Churchill will start early in 2015 and were the successful bidders after an open tendering process took place. 

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New visitor centres open in Galloway - 04/12/2013

Tourism in Galloway Forest Park is set for a boost with the opening of state-of-the-art visitor centres.
Forestry Commission Scotland has invested £4.5 million to create a brand new complex at Kirroughtree, a totally modernised centre at Clatteringshaws and an upgraded centre at Glentrool.
Local businesses are working with the Commission to provide services within the centres.

Views wanted on Nether Horsburgh plan - 02/12/2013

Following earlier public consultations, Forestry Commission Scotland is holding a follow up drop-in day to gather comments on the proposed forest design for an area of land called Nether Horsburgh.

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