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.


Bond over tea under a tree on International Day of Peace

Come and celebrate International Day of Peace with Forestry Commission Scotland by sharing a cuppa under the trees at Castlemilk Woodland in Glasgow.

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Forest School Celebrations at Auchenshuggle

Pupils from Carmyle Primary enjoyed a celebration event at Auchenshuggle woodland after 12 classmates completed the Forest School Programme.

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The reds are back!

Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red squirrels.

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Forestry grant widened

Tree nursery owners and small scale secondary processors of timber in Scotland are set to benefit from new features of a forestry grant.

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New Ben A'an path impresses visitors

The completion of a £195,000 upgrade of the Ben A’an hillpath was celebrated this week with a visit from the Upland Path Advisory Group.

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New Community Champions

Forestry Commission Scotland welcomes 13 new volunteers to its Volunteer Community Champion (VCC) programme for 2017/18.

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Woodland creation events at Ardoch Farm

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT), on behalf of Forestry Commission Scotland, is hosting two half-day farm-based walk and talk events in October and November offering Lanarkshire landowners an opportunity to find out more about integrating forestry within their existing business.

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Rothiemurchus harvesting to tackle tree disease and restore natural habitats

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is to start a major felling programme in a Glenmore forest, near Aviemore, later this month in a bid to protect the Caledonian pinewood from a damaging tree disease.

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Positive feedback for trail and cabin plan

A two day consultation event to get views on the proposed £11.3 million cabin and trails plans at Glentress Forest was “overwhelmingly positive” according to Forest Enterprise Scotland.

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