This woodland has been created in partnership with the Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT), a charity whose aim is to create 34,000 hectares of new, public access, woodland in the degraded central Scotland belt. The Central Scotland ‘Forest’ will not be one continuous and remote forest, but will be hundreds of woodlands in and around the towns of the central belt. Forest Carbon has completed several projects with CSFT.

The objectives of the woodland at Harperrig, 10 miles south-west of Edinburgh, are mitigation of climate change, biodiversity improvement, landscape improvements and public amenity. The woodland will also complement the nature reserve around the adjoining Harperrig Reservoir.


Validated under the Woodland Carbon Code.

Project additional benefits:

  • community
  • wildlife
  • Trees planted:

  • 10,700 over 5.22 hectares
  • When:

  • Autumn 2010
  • Predicted CO2 capture:

  • 1,534 tonnes
  • Species mix:

  • Downy Birch, Alder, Goat Willow, Scots Pine, Ash, Rowan