SITUATION & DESCRIPTION
The West Woods lie to the south of the A96 and just to the west of the route of Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) about 7 miles from Aberdeen City Centre.
They comprise 4 areas of commercial and amenity woodland which are currently owned by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and are now surplus to requirements.
About 57% of the stocked areas comprise Sitka Spruce of mixed ages including about 13 ha which was planted between 1964 and 1980 and is reaching maturity.
Approximately 8 ha comprise former trial plots of mixed broadleaves and the sale includes 7.50 ha of productive permanent pasture.
METHOD OF SALE
The West Woods are offered for sale as a whole or in 4 lots as follows:-
Lot 3 Amenity Woodland - about 2.13 ha (5.2 acres).
This attractive area of mixed woodland lies between the minor public road and the AWPR. It includes a small pond and the former west drive to Craibstone runs through the plantation.