Forest at Glenlivet

Community conversation for Glenlivet Estate announced

04 July 2022

Community conversation for Glenlivet Estate announced

Crown Estate Scotland has begun a new community-focussed project to explore how the Glenlivet Estate might evolve over the next 30 years.

The 23,000 hectare Glenlivet Estate lies between the Cromdale and Ladder Hills in Morayshire, and falls largely within the Cairngorms National Park. It incorporates two large settlements, Tomintoul and Glenlivet, and activities include farming, forestry, and tourism.

The project - called Glenlivet Estate 2050 - will examine how the estate could develop in order to support local priorities, including:

  • Local jobs and investment
  • Attracting the next generation of residents
  • Improving the environment
  • Meeting the challenges of the climate and nature crises

Beginning in July, local residents will be invited to attend meetings, visit online and in-person exhibition spaces, and take part in one-to-one conversations, all of which are designed to gain insights which will assist Crown Estate Scotland in building a long-term plan for the area. The project will also help deliver priorities identified in the new Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan.

Oster Milambo, Crown Estate Scotland’s Director of Property, said: “We want to hear what the people who live and work here are looking for over the coming years, so we can create a plan which reflects what they care about most.

“Crown Estate Scotland is committed to creating great places and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in developing plans for their area.

“In the last year, we’ve led projects like this one on several of our rural estates, all with a common theme: planning for the future in a way that puts the priorities of local people first.”

Crown Estate Scotland is pleased to be working in partnership with Cairngorms National Park Authority, Moray Council, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to deliver this project, ensuring that local development and land management are considered in a coherent way.

Full details of the planned events and activities will be published in the coming weeks, and any enquiries can be directed to

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