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.


New online tool makes broadleaves management easier

An online tool that helps land managers get the right tree in the right place has been upgraded to include key productive broadleaved species as well as conifers.

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£5m boost for Timber Transport Funding

The scheme to minimise the impacts on communities and on the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network is to benefit from a £5m boost from the Scottish Government.

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Treat Your Dog to a Walk in the Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging dog walkers to take man’s best friend to their local woodland and experience all what the forest has to offer.

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Join Forestry Commission Scotland's Voluntary Community Champion Programme

Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Voluntary Community Champion (VCC) Programme is looking for new recruits to join its one year programme.

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Have a Blooming Good Time in the Woodlands

Forest Enterprise Scotland encourages everyone to celebrate the beginning of spring by visiting their local woodland. Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer, flowers re-appear, the temperature rises and wildlife comes out of hibernation.

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New shoots for forest planting

A new plan to streamline the tree planting process in Scotland will be a powerful catalyst for delivering the ambitious tree planting targets recently announced by the Scottish Government in its draft climate change plan.

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Galloway to host major Dark Sky conference

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the location for the first ever Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe.

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Bennachie trails works

Visitors to Bennachie should be prepared for diversions or closures on two trails in February and early March as upgrade work takes place.

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Get fit for free at Falkirk

Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging local residents, families and groups to get outdoors and join in a Braveheart walk at Callendar Wood this year.

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