HIGH CAIRN, an 835-acre forest in Dumfries and Galloway, is for sale with a price tag of £3.7million.

The property, near New Cumnock, is described as an 'impressive and extensive forest with a significant area of high yielding, genetically improved, commercial conifer crops', predominantly comprising Sitka spruce with a mean age of 11 years.

It is well-placed for South Scotland’s timber markets, with good access via the A76, a designated Agreed Timber Transport Route, from its own internal forest road network.

Speaking from estate agents John Clegg and Co, Jock Galbraith said: “High Cairn is a most impressive well-established forest which offers the prospect of excellent returns from future harvests. High volumes of timber were harvested from the previous crop. The next crop is likely to yield even better returns due to the use of genetically improved tree stock at the time of restocking.

"The site is likely to offer large volumes of good quality timber when harvested in approximately 25 to 30 years. The forestry investment market is buoyant and we anticipate that High Cairn will benefit from competitive demand.”

It is available for sale as a whole or in two lots.