Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum seeks 4 new members

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit up to 4 new members for its Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum.

The Forum, one of five across the country, advises on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy. It liaises with the Commission’s Conservancy staff, who oversee the general promotion forestry in Central Scotland, and with Forest District staff who manage the National Forest Estate in the Central Scotland region.

Anyone with a strong interest in enhancing benefits from trees, woods and forests in Central Scotland can apply but the Forum will also look for particular knowledge of and experience in a relevant area, such as agriculture, woodland/forest management, urban or community forestry, timber processing, planning or environment/conservation work.

Generally the Forum consists of 12–15 members who represent the economic, environmental and social aspects of forestry and land management interests.

It meets two to three times per year, although participation in working groups may be required to take forward specific issues.

The three year appointment, which might be extended for a further period, are voluntary and unpaid but reasonable travel costs, at the appropriate rate, will be reimbursed.

The roles of the Regional Forestry Forums are:

  • to advise Conservators on regional implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy and provide a regional perspective on the Strategy’s future development;
  • to develop close relationships with regional industry groups;
  • to promote the principle of local forestry frameworks, indicative forestry strategies, and other woodland strategies; their development and implementation;
  • to advise FCS on the suitability of frameworks and strategies which are in preparation;
  • to advise FCS Forest District Managers managing the National Forest Estate on their Forest District Strategic Plans;

For an application form please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Linda McKay at Forestry Commission Scotland, Central Scotland Conservancy, Bothwell House, Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park, Hamilton, ML3 0QA.

Completed Applications should be submitted to the above address no later than Friday, 30th June 2017

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.