Plans, strategies and reports
For nearly 100 years, Scotland’s National Forest Estate has provided the country with a rich source of timber.
Today, the story is one of diversification – Scotland’s forests are managed as a productive, recreational and environmental resource.
These are not competing interests. In fact, careful planning at a national and local level, involving communities and partners, is bringing together complementary objectives and helping to shape Scotland’s forests for future generations.
So what will your forests look like in the future? We have six aspirations: that the land we manage is:
achieving good environmental and sivicultural condition in a changing climate
providing sustainable economic benefits from the land
as a multi-purpose resource that sustains livelihoods, improves quality of life, and offers involvement and enjoyment
with local woodlands and national treasures that are well promoted, welcoming and open to all
where landscapes and our natural and cultural heritage is respected
with exemplary, effective and efficient delivery of public benefits
How we plan to get there is described in more detail in our strategy, ‘The role of Scotland’s National Forest Estate and strategic directions’, which sets out priorities and actions for a four year period.
Our corporate plan details the key priorities we will focus on over the three years from 2015 to 2018, and includes annual targets, budget and key performance indicator information.
Land management plans
The National Forest Estate is divided into forests or areas that we manage according to detailed plans called land management plans. We create these plans in consultation with stakeholders, partners and local communities. Find out about current land management plan consultations.
Reporting our progress
- We report our progress throughout the year via press releases, news articles and this website.
- Our annual review details what we have delivered in the previous year on the National Forest Estate. This year's review will be published in October.
- Our annual report provides a statement of accounts for each financial year.
- The economic contribution of the National Forest Estate evaluates the contribution of the estate to Scotland's economy.