ALMOST 750 hectares of prime commercial forestry in the Scottish Borders has come to the market for offers over £14 million.

Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group has launched the sale of the Ramsaygrain East Forests, which extend to 745 hectares and are available as a whole or in three lots.

The large-scale commercial conifer forests are part of the renowned Teviothead Forest Complex. In a prime location 12 miles from Hawick, the mid-rotation forestry comprises 92 per cent Sitka spruce with a mix of age classes thereby offering a regular income. Additionally, some native broadleaves improve biodiversity and add structural diversity to the landscape.

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Jon Lambert, partner at Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group, said: “We are delighted to bring these outstanding forests, which include second rotation crops planted with improved seed stock, to the market. The results speak for themselves with exceptional growth rates and superb yields. They occupy a prime forestry location, benefitting from an excellent internal forest road network and access to major timber processors via agreed timber transport routes. 

“From the road network to the youngest crops, the Ramsaygrain East Forests are of a very high calibre. I can’t think of a comparable forest in terms of age and quality.”

The launch of the Ramsaygrain East Forests comes at a time of continued buoyancy in the commercial forestry sector.

Mr Lambert said: “The market continues to perform extremely well with demand far outstripping supply and a seemingly insatiable appetite for timber. In my 28 years in the industry, I cannot recall a time when there has been so much demand for forestry and woodland.

“This is a premier division property and we at Goldcrest are confident that it will attract significant demand.”

For further details, contact Jon Lambert or Jock Galbraith at Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group on 0131 378 6122 or email

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