East Ayrshire Woodlands is a partnership initiative supporting communities and landowners to expand and enhance native and amenity woodlands in Ayrshire. The partnership promotes sustainable management practices that ensure these areas deliver a range of social, economic and environmental benefits.

The partnership works to:

  • develop access and recreation opportunities within woodlands
  • provide an Intermediate Labour Market programme in forestry skills for  long-term unemployed in East Ayrshire
  • engage and support local communities in the management of woodlands
  • promote and deliver environmental education linked to woodlands
  • promote and demonstrate traditional woodland craft skills
  • support the activity of individuals and local sub-contractors working with  woodland products and in woodlands

East Ayrshire Woodlands operates across three Council areas: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.