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Private Woodlands

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st February 1955.

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Photo of Mr George Thomson Mr George Thomson , Dundee East 12:00 am, 1st February 1955

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what area of Scotland is scheduled as private woodlands; and how much of that area is at present being developed to produce timber.

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

The area of woodlands in Scotland in private ownership is estimated to be 829,000 acres, which includes 210,000 acres of scrub, much of which is unenclosed and remote. Of the remaining 619,000 acres, 419,000 acres are either being managed in agreement with the Forestry Commission or to its satisfaction. The remainder is being steadily absorbed into the two categories referred to.