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.


Updates to the North Clydesdale Forests

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is renewing its Land Management Plans for Heathland, Woodmuir, West Forth, Kingshill and The Mosses collectively under one plan for the North Clydesdale Forests and is seeking feedback from members of the public.

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Galloway forests home to rare bat roost

Galloway Forest Park is the home to Scotland’s second confirmed maternity roost for the rare Leisler’s Bat.

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Advanced Timber Products Innovation Challenge

Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing today (27 Sept) announced a new Innovation Challenge that will encourage the Scottish timber technologies sector to innovate and develop new products and systems for the construction industry.

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Sky’s the limit for Galloway Dark Sky Park

Galloway Forest’s Dark Sky Park has a vital role to play in raising awareness of light pollution whilst also boosting the local economy through stargazing tourism.

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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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