Press releases

All the latest press releases from Forestry Commission Scotland and the National Forest Estate. You can follow this feed with RSS or Atom, or on Twitter. We also publish news articles on our news blog.


Bright future for National Forest Estate

Scotland’s National Forest Estate now has a bright future and unique opportunity to strengthen its delivery of economic, environmental and social benefits. That was the key message from Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing when he undertook his first visit to Forest Enterprise Scotland’s (FES) headquarters in Inverness to meet staff.

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Clampdown on illegal access

Motorists who illegally access national forest estate woodlands in North East Scotland face prosecution in a clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

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Learn to willow weave at Cuningar Loop

Join Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) for a willow workshop in Cuningar Loop on Sunday, 15th April.

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Green light for forest tourism boost in the Borders

Forest tourism in the Tweed Valley is set to step up a gear now that planning approval has been given for 56 secluded eco-cabins and 16km of new trails at Glentress Forest.

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Forest Family Bags up for grabs at Glasgow nurseries

Twenty-three nurseries across Glasgow have received Forestry Commission Scotland Forest Family Bags in support of safe outdoor play in the woodlands.

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£5m boost for Timber Transport Funding

The Rural Economy Secretary has announced a £5 million funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts on communities and on the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network.

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Celebrating Persian New Year in the woods

Forestry Commission Scotland welcomed many visitors to Malls Mire Community Woodland in Glasgow, on Sunday 18th March, to celebrate Nowruz (Persian New Year 2018).

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STTS co-funds work near Skye’s Fairy Pools

Local residents at Carbost and Eynort on Skye - and visitors to the Fairy Pools - will find access easier thanks to road improvement works being funded by the Strategic Timber Transport Scheme.

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Skye community clean-up nets 10 tonnes of trash

A 30-strong team of local volunteers on Skye have cleared a remarkable 10 tonnes of waste from Skinadin (Sgianadin) Bay in a three-day litter pick.

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