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.


Beat the January blues and take a walk in the woodlands

Forest Enterprise Scotland is urging people to take a walk in the woodlands following the winter holidays to encourage exercise and promote healthy living.

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Borders farmers and landowners invited to forestry talks

Forestry Commission Scotland is hosting three evening talks in the Scottish Borders aimed at encouraging farmers and land owners to integrate tree planting into their business.

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£3 million for central belt tree planting

Funding for tree planting schemes in the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) area has been trebled as woodland creation activity reaches unprecedented levels.

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Forest Research visit affirms importance of research and cross-border collaboration

Forest Research visit affirms importance of research and cross-border collaboration

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Felling Operations to tackle tree disease at Mabie & Ae Forests

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising members of the public of temporary diversions and closures at Mabie and Ae forests whilst felling operations are ongoing over the next few months.

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Felling works at Callendar Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is asking visitors to Callendar Woods for help as it aims to control the spread of Phytophthora Ramorum, a tree disease which has infected a portion of the Larch trees in the woodland.

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Improved access for Kylerhea hides

More visitors will now be able to enjoy the wildlife they can see from two hides at Kylerhea (Skye), thanks to a £37k carpark upgrade.

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Public urged to 'keep it clean' as Rowardennan larch hit by disease

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is urging visitors to Rowardennan Forest (East Loch Lomond) to stick to paths and follow good biosecurity practice outlined in the ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign.

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Students prepare for nursery visits

Students from the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts are this week (4-8 December) welcoming nursery and P1 children to Tyrebagger Wood as they come to choose their Christmas tree.

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