Reay Forest Estate

Reay Forest is a traditional rural estate focused on conservation and sporting activities, famed for deer, trout and salmon as well as its wild beauty and remote landscapes. 

Situated in Sutherland in the North West Highlands, Reay Forest has six Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), areas which NatureScot – Scotland’s nature agency – considers to best represent the country’s natural environment, notably Foinaven which supports a typical range of upland habitats and species and is one of the largest designated sites in the UK. 

There are two internationally important Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) safeguarding rare habitats and a designated Special Protection Area (SPA) for endangered birds – the Foinaven SPA, that is designated for its golden eagles, of which there are several known breeding pairs on the estate as well as white tailed eagles. 

To read how we’re supporting the Scottish Land Commission’s good practice programme by providing greater transparency around land ownership, management and decision making in Scotland visit our summary of land use and management page.

Project Laxford

Find out how we’re working in partnership with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to restore wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout populations.  

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