§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what areas of Forestry Commission forest have been sold and which are currently on offer for sale in south-west Scotland; to whom each sale has been made and at what price; how many offers to purchase were made in each case; and what percentage of forests owned by the Forestry Commission in south-west Scotland these figures represent.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The areas of forest land in south-west Scotland that were sold between the start of the disposals programme on 27 July 1981 and 21 December 1983, together with the areas that are in the process of being sold, are as follows. South-west Scotland has been taken to cover the Dumfries and Galloway region and the southern part of Strathclyde region.
The total area of the land in these lists represents 4.7 per cent. of the forest land managed by the Forestry Commission in south-west Scotland.
It is not possible to disclose the identity of the puchaser, the price paid or the number of offers received for individual properties as this would amount to a breach of the normal confidentiality expected between a purchaser and a seller.
Plantations\plantable land sold from 27 July 1981 to 21 December 1983 Forest and name of property Area hectares Glentrool Shallock Wall 1.6 Kyle Burnfoot Moor 323.0 Barnhill 2.9 Carrick Blackwoodhead 23.5 Whitelee Mosslingal 807.3 Penninghame Barraer Fell 20.5 Meikle Eldrig 1.9 Land at Keeper's Cottage 1.0 Land at Dirnow Old School House 1.8 Bareagle Lochview 0.4 North Balfern (boundary adjustment) 0.3 Corsemalzie (part) 10.0 Moffat Folmoodie (roadside strips) 0.5 Dalmacallan Fraserford 7.5 Leight and Airds Woods 42.5 Clatteringshaws Glenlee Hill (part) 25.0 Upper Nithsdale Clenries 345.0 1,614.7
Plantations\plantable land in process of being sold at 21 December 1983 Forest and name of property Area hectares Glentrool Wood of Cree 116.1 Kyle Gilminscroft 41.0 Common Farm 135.0 Whitelee Dungavel 1,134.7
Forest and name of property Area hectares Allanton 41.0 Areoleoch Laggish and Doch Royal 42.7 Penninghame Kilquhockdale (part) 1.5 Crungie Wood 3.0 Fleet Boreland 19.0 Baneagle Locknaw 4.8 Glenling 4.0 Mqffat Troloss 17.0 Ruttonside 4.9 Auchencastle (part) 4.5 Annandale 178.0 Dalmacallan Townhead of Glengabber 64.0 Crossford 16.0 Auchengibbert 32.0 Strathmilligan 28.0 Caitloch 23.0 Upper Nithsdale Penbreck 750.0 Ae Kirkland (part) 0.8 Solway Heathery Brae 5.0 Auchenlosh 4.5 School Wood 4.5 Clonyard 12.0 Consock Access Wood 3.0 Barend Wood 15.0 Roundfell (part) 9.5 Dalskairth (East) 8.0 (West) 14.5 Blawearie and Moss Woods 13.0 Lochar Moss 999.5 Castle O'er Barhill, Whitehill and Mainhill 17.5 Shaw Rig 21.5 Fairyrow Wood 29.0 Cove Wood 13.0 Kimroughtree Bargaly 2.6 Bannan Upper Dullarg 90.0 Glenlaggan 49.0 3,972.1