Issues Log

At the moment the group is aware of the following issues. As more issues are brought to our attention this table will be extended.

Known Issues in Woodland

This is a list of known issues that the Maryburgh Community Woodland Group are aware of and are dealing with. Please check this list and don't email the group if your issue is already on this list.

Table Legend:
Blue = due to be done
Green = Completed
Black = Not our responsibility

IssueLocationWhat is being doneStatusDate

10 year Woodland Management Plan

Community Woodland

Management Plan to be submitted to Scottish Forestry and the Highland Council for formal approval

Submitted to Scottish Forestry


Logo Competition

Ben Wyvis Primary

Competition for P4 to P7 students to design a logo for the Community Woodland

Waiting for final award


Spring Clean-up & Replanting

In various locations within the woodland

A general litter tidy up of the woodland and replacing trees removed last year with new saplings



Tree planting

Community Woodland

Under the terms of the TPO, all the trees felled last year to make woodland safe, must be replaced with new trees planted.




Dunglass Road entrance into woodland

We have been investigating the flow rates and looking at various options. This has now been completed and forms a draft flooding assessment. Once the document has been approved by the group, this will go into the Development Plan which will be used in funding applications. In addition to this we are also actively looking at, and have already applied for, funding to carry out this work.

In progress

To be confirmed

New Bird Boxes

Community Woodland Latest News

Four new bird boxes made by the Maryburgh Men's Shed have been put up in various locations within the Community Woodland



Draft Woodland Management Plan


The funding has now been approved. The draft plan has been written. A consultation is now in progress via this website to allow residents to read the draft plan and suggest changes or additions.

Completed Click for Summary of Draft Plan


Fallen small trees blocking woodland tracks

In various locations within the woodland

Trees remove and made safe for residents



Fallen Sitka Spruce

Across path on South western edge of woodland

Once funding is secured a professional tree surgeon will be engaged to remove the tree.



Fallen Oak branch

Across path at southern area of woodland

Once funding is secured a professional tree surgeon will be engaged to remove the branch



Fallen Rowan trees

Across path from Dunglass road into woodland

Once approved under the TPO by the Highland Council and funding is secured someone with a recognised chainsaw qualification will be engaged to remove the trees




In various locations within the woodland

Maryburgh Tidy Up from between 10:00 am and 12:30 pm on the 4th November 2023: Maryburgh Tidy Up



Cut Logs

Stacked by main Brahan Drive

To be removed by the Maryburgh Mens Shed




At passing place in Dunglass Road

This is not the responsibility of the Maryburgh Community Woodland Group. The drain and output pipe has been cleared, and a larger soakaway constructed by the Highland Council Roads Department



The form below has been provided to allow local people to raise issues or if you have concerns about the woodland to contact the Maryburgh Community Woodland Group Secretary directly.