Tales from the forest
Welcome to the Forestry Commission Scotland blog. Here you'll find inspiration, stories and an insider's glimpse into the world of Scotland's forests.
- Thursday, 19 February 2015
The official Scottish Snowdrop Festival runs from 31st January to 15th March, but snowdrops – being as versatile as they are – can pop up anywhere in the country from autumn to late spring.
- Tuesday, 03 February 2015
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…
We reckon the forest is one of the romantic places to woo a loved one this February 14th, so we’ve put together a guide on the best places to take a dreamy stroll, plan a woodland wedding or even pop that all-important question!
- Thursday, 15 January 2015
2015 is the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland, and we can’t wait to share some stories with you of the rich and inspiring produce that comes straight from our nation’s larder. With a forestry twist, of course.
- Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Scotland’s forests hold many secrets. Tales of the past echo in the stillness of the trees and ruins remain as a testament to days gone by.
- Friday, 10 October 2014
If you go down to the woods today, beware of a big surprise…namely, lots of spooktacular family fun in the forest!
We believe there’s nowhere better for witches, warlocks and otherworldly creatures to congregate around the scariest date on the calendar, than in the deepest, darkest depths of the forest. Which exactly is why we’ve planned some delightful Halloween shindigs for you and the little ghouls to enjoy…
- Tuesday, 23 September 2014
There are few things in life more joyful than a happy dog. Treat your pooch to a walk in the forest for a good dose of fresh air, and more exciting new smells than he can wag his little tail at.
- Wednesday, 17 September 2014
And so the end is here. Our autumn colours celebration draws to a close as the final golden leaves fall to earth.
But fear not! We have compiled a selection of some of the best photographs you submitted to us via Twitter or Facebook along with the hashtag #autumncolours. Frankly, we've been bowled over by the gorgeous pics you've shared and hope you've been inspired with some lovely places to visit this autumn.
- Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Fancy a stroll along the beach? It’s not just about forests here y’know. Picture glorious sparkling waters, warm sand underfoot and a healthy dose of fresh air in your lungs – it’s the perfect summer day out.
Those sunny days aren’t quite done yet, so grab your bucket and spade and get yourself along to one of Scotland’s lovely beaches…pronto!