Sustainability

Barvick Burn Wood

Barvick Burn Wood is a 431-hectare site in Crieff, Perthshire that is owned and managed by the University of Edinburgh. We want to enhance biodiversity on the site by creating woodlands and improving habitats for plants and animals. 

Barvick Burn Wood
Barvick Burn Wood

This project will provide a wide range of opportunities for local communities, students and researchers whilst mitigating some of the University’s carbon emissions. 

Our neighbours

The Kith Trust own the land to the East of the University’s site, and we will work together to manage the land in a way that benefits nature and local people, positively contributing to the wider area. 

We will work with local communities and users of the area to form ideas and plans to bring positive social impact to the area. We are interested in the views of local people and will ask for their suggestions through engagement and a consultation process over the coming months.

This will inform the plan we put forward to Scottish Forestry and will help to shape the social and economic benefits of the project.  

A new woodland creation proposal is being produced to map out and guide what we will do at Barvick Burn Wood. It covers: 

  • woodland creation and heritage conservation

  • increasing biodiversity and habitat management

  • engaging with local communities, local to the site and internally at the University of Edinburgh. 

Review the plans 

The public consultation will open in Autumn 2024. In the meantime, feel free to study the maps that show the draft concept plans and boundary areas. 

 

Get in touch 

To contact us, please email us using our contact details below. Please state that you wish to speak with the Forest and Peatland team in your message. 

General enquiries

  • Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Contact details

Address

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Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability
The Boilerhouse
High School Yards

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH1 1LT