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.


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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New uplift service at Innerleithen and Ae forests in top gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland is joining forces with a new company - Adrenalin Uplift - to provide a new bespoke shuttle service at both Innerleithen and Ae Forest’s downhill mountain bike routes.

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Glentress forest tourism project takes a step closer

Planning applications for 56 secluded eco-cabins and 16km of new trails at Glentress Forest have now been submitted to Scottish Borders Council.

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Tree-mendous renewable energy boost

Scotland’s national forest estate now has installed capacity of over 1 GW of renewable energy, generating enough electricity for around 500,000 homes each year.

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