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.
- 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!
- Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Each year, National Parks Week celebrates the UK’s wonderful outdoor spaces with special events and inspirational ideas to encourage you and the family to get out and about. There’s also an annual photography competition, showcasing the most picturesque places in Britain’s National Parks.
- Tuesday, 15 July 2014
There are few things better to do on a sunny day than pack a bag full of edible goodies and head to the countryside for an al fresco lunch. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to spend some time in Scotland’s great outdoors and enjoy the warmer summer months.
- Wednesday, 02 July 2014
A majestic view deserves a regal companion, and the newly opened Queen’s View Visitor Centre ticks all the boxes.
- Monday, 23 June 2014
This week is National Insect Week (23rd – 29th June), so what better time to take the kids out into the forest for a bug hunt!
- Monday, 23 June 2014
It’s National Bike Week (14th – 22nd June) so there’s no better time to jump on your bike and enjoy Scotland’s great outdoors. Whether you haven’t cycled since you were a kid, or your once beloved bike has lain forgotten in the garage for longer than you care to admit - dust off that saddle, polish up your bell and don your helmet, it’s time for a two wheeled adventure!
- Monday, 17 March 2014
We’ve treated our visitor centres to a spot of TLC. Throughout 2014 we’ll be making even more improvements, so watch this space. In the meantime, make sure you pay a visit to one of our visitor centres near you.
A warm welcome awaits at our visitor centres…