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North Kyle

North Kyle Forest, East Ayrshire, Forestry Commission Scotland

North Kyle Forest is part of the National Forest Estate managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland, an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland. This 4000 ha site contains former opencast coal mines, commercial forestry, the South West Scotland Interconnector,?a SSSI and areas of natural and geological interest. It is situated within an area of East Ayrshire that has seen wider economic decline and the collapse of key industries.

OPEN was commissioned to develop a 30-year masterplan in order to establish a collaborative vision of sustainable environments and developments that connect people, place and nature and creates an environment that enables economic, environmental and social regeneration locally.