Timber Transport Management Plans

Timber Traffic Management Plan (TTMP): Voluntary arrangement to sustain timber haulage on vulnerable roads.

A series of TTMP’s for Argyll & Bute have been developed through consultation between the Argyll Timber Transport Group (ATTG) Project Officer and Roads Asset Manager for roads presently identified on the ARM as "severely restricted" initially, progressing to "consultation routes" as required thereafter.


Where a TTMP is identified through consultation as necessary but as yet not developed, the TTMP should be agreed by Argyll & Bute Council and the applicants prior to submission of any forest plans or felling licences to the Forestry Commission. Although developed initially by particular parties, the plans would apply to all timber haulage on the route and may need to be amended. TTMP will include date, and names of all parties contributing.

All timber haulage road users will be expected to accommodate the plan that has been developed for the route. This will require a degree of liaison when harvesting operations are likely to overlap.


The purpose of this local agreement is specifically to ensure that reasonable access is maintained for the Forestry Owner, and their neighbours, but in a sustainable fashion, in accordance with regional and national forest strategy.

It is advisable that all parties will be actively involved in ensuring this agreement is fulfilled, and may also enlist the Group or a representative to help arbitrate in the control, monitoring or reviewing of this agreement. If road conditions continue to deteriorate beyond acceptable levels, despite the above mitigating measures, a more stringent scheme will be devised and implemented as prevailing conditions dictate. Conversely where improvements are made on a route, future plans may relax some measures, or it may be possible to remove the need for a TTMP altogether.

TTMP Examples

Helensburgh and Lomond

TTMP - Highlandman's Wood (Rhu to the Dumbarton Arrochar (A814) Gareloch Road)

TTMP - C69 Glen Douglas

TTMP - UC84 - Darleith Road, Cardross

TTMP Rosneath, Lomond, Barbour Road - B833 - Peaton Hill

TTMP C70 and C71 Glen Fruin

TTMP Lyleston Wood via UC244 Red Road, Cardross

Oban, Lorn and the Isles

TTMP - U20 Uisken Road, Bunessan, Mull

TTMP - U22 and Glencruitten Road, Oban

TTMP - C47 Glengorm, Isle of Mull

TTMP - B840 East Lochaweside

TTMP - UC18 Barran - Kilmore - A816

TTMP - UC25 Musdale Road - A816

TTMP - U30 Inverawe Road

TTMP - U82 Leiter Road, Fishnish, Mull

TTMP - UC19 Barran - Connel Road

TTMP - UC44 Blarchascaig and UC42 Inverfolla - Port Appin

TTMP Monument Hill and Ardteatle Road - Lorn

TTMP - C31 Ardanaiseig Road - Lorn

TTMP - C33 Lerags - Lorn

TTMP - UC10 Ardmaddy Road - Lorn

Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands

TTMP - East Lochawe - B840 Cladich - Ford

TTMP - West Lochawe - B845, C29 and C30 Kilchrenan - Ford

TTMP B842 Crossaig to FC Timber Haul Road - Kintyre

TTMP B8002 Ardfern Road

TTMP C38 Kilmichael Glen Road

TTMP C42 Barnluasgan to Kilmory Knap Road (South of Achnamara)

TTMP B8024 Kilberry Loop Road - Ormsary - North to A83 Invervneil

TTMP - U10 Dalsmirren Road - S Kintyre

Bute and Cowal

TTMP - C11 Otter Ferry to Glendaruel

TTMP - UC15 Glen Massan Road

TTMP UC27 Ardlamont Peninsula

TTMP C59 Clachan Loop road (North) - Kintyre

TTMP UC33 Auchenlochan Back Road, Tighnabruaich, Cowal

TTMP - C10 Glenstriven - Cowal

TTMP - C57 Glenbranter Road - Cowal

TTMP - B8000 Otter Ferry - Portavadie THR

TTMP - B8000 North from Lephinmore