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.


Final chance for Scotland's wonderful woods and fine forests

Wonderful woodlands and fine forests across Scotland are being urged to enter a national awards programme which closes to entries on Friday. (March 31). Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2017 will recognise and celebrate the very best forests and woods across the country – from large estates to forest schools.

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Littlemill wood ready to welcome more visitors

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) has finished upgrading the car park at Littlemills wood, south of Inverness.

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Uncovering the past in Sallochy’s oak woodlands

An enthusiastic team of volunteers recently (14 March) joined Forest Enterprise Scotland staff to help preserve ruined buildings in Sallochy’s history-rich oak woodlands.

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Vandals threatening other people’s safety

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) staff are appealing for information after potentially life-saving safety barriers were removed by vandals.

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New good-practice guides to prevent diffuse pollution in forests

Protecting Scotland’s water courses is the focus of new, on-the-ground guides for forest workers.

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Previous woodland winners urge new entrants to ‘go for it’ in 2017

THE winners of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2016 have told entrants to the 2017 Awards that coming out on top is a fantastic experience they will never forget.

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World Wildlife Day event - 4 March

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging young people and their families to celebrate World Wildlife Day at Greenbank Gardens on Saturday 4th March 2017.

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Funding boost for native woodland creation in north Scotland

Native woodland creation in the Highlands is to get a boost thanks to an increase in the grant support available.

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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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