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The Green Insurance Company at Gorton Hill

The Green Insurance Company at Gorton Hill

The native woodland at Gorton Hill is part of Glenbeg Estate: a mixed farming, forestry and sporting estate which lies approximately one mile west of Grantown on Spey, in the Highlands. 

There are clear nature conservation benefits in creating a large native pine woodland in the area, and after extensive public consultation the proposal received strong support from both Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB Scotland. Black grouse and Capercaillie are found in the immediate vicinity and the creation of native pinewood would not only greatly benefit these iconic bird species, but also benefit important Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species, such as Scottish water vole, red squirrel, pine marten and Scottish crossbill.

Public access through the site is encouraged.

Species Mix

  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Downy Birch
  • Rowan
  • Silver Birch
  • Scots Pine
  • Willow
  • Woody Shrubs

The Green Insurance Company at Gorton Hill

271,000 trees 159.4 hectares Spring 2012 52,110 tonnes CO2

Project Additional Benefits

Community Wildlife