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.


Keep It Clean – help save Scotland’s forests

Forestry Commission Scotland is urging all forest workers and visitors to ‘Keep It Clean’ and help minimise the risk of tree diseases spreading to healthy forests.

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Forestry report highlights room for growth

A GB-wide forestry report could provide the stimulus for companies to look more closely at Scottish investment opportunities in the wood using sector.

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Hold your own Olympics in the woodlands

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging everyone to celebrate Team GB by holding their own Olympics in the woodlands this summer.

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Perthshire sheep wanted!

Forest Enterprise Scotland is looking for some Perthshire sheep to help maintain a Scheduled Ancient monument.

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Glen Nevis vitrified fortress to give up its secrets?

An Archaeology Festival later this month (Saturday 20th August) will celebrate a unique and fascinating archaeology project at the Dun Deardail vitrified fortress, in Glen Nevis.

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Tree harvesting at Blackhall

Forest Enterprise Scotland will be undertaking tree harvesting work in Blackhall Forest, near Banchory, resulting in a temporary diversion of the Deesside Way trail.

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Rural east Sutherland road to be upgraded

The Kildonan to Loth road in East Sutherland (U2810) is to be improved thanks to funding from the Scotland Strategic Timber Transport Fund.

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Timber lorries to avoid Skye community

A local, rural community at the northern end of Skye is to benefit from a new in-forest road that will take timber lorries – and 100,000 tonnes of timber - off a 6km stretch of the B886.

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Safety drive for forest visitors

A new safety campaign from Forestry Commission Scotland is urging all forest visitors to take more care in the woods – because many don’t know the risks they might encounter in a working woodland.

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