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.


300 forest bags for families in central belt

Children and families across five local authority areas in central Scotland are set to benefit from 300 Forestry Commission Scotland Forest Family Bags, which will enable families to borrow a rucksack full of advice, ideas, resources and fun activities to support and encourage safe outdoor play in the woodlands.

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Modern Apprentice opportunity for budding foresters

Forest Enterprise Scotland is on the search for eight new Modern Apprentices to begin a career in forestry.

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Female students encouraged to apply for hi-tech opportunities

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is offering two female students the chance to gain hi-tech skills which will improve their future employment prospects.

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New path wins experts' approval

An up-graded trail in Counteswells Woods near Aberdeen has been given the experts’ seal of approval!

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Water vole reintroduction programme in the running for Award

A conservation project led by Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is in the running for a prestigious environmental award to mark its significant environmental achievement.

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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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