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.


Teamwork to clamp down on off-roaders

Motorbike riders and four by four drivers who illegally access national forest estate woodlands in Aberdeenshire face prosecution in a clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

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Laggan Wolftrax a perfect Easter visit

Mountain bikers looking for an Easter escape are invited to head out to Laggan Wolftrax for a day of top trail challenges!

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Forest Enterprise Scotland comes to the aid of giant tortoises

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) has helped a wildlife rescue centre to expand its facilities to house some recently rescued giant tortoises.

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Children in East Dunbartonshire to gain outdoor learning experience

Young children in East Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from a unique outdoor learning programme after Forest Kindergarten training was delivered to a number of early years practitioners by Forestry Commission Scotland.

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Easter Extravaganza put on hold

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team in Aberdeenshire has announced that this year it will not be hosting its’ famed Easter Extravaganza at Roseisle.

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Upland section of John Muir Way now open

A new upland circular route which links to the John Muir Way at the Kilpatrick Hills has now been officially opened.

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Increase in woodfuel cuts back on carbon emissions

Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod, has welcomed an increase in the use of woodfuel in Scotland as excellent news for small scale rural businesses – and for Scotland’s effort to cut carbon emissions.

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Family Forestry Fun at Boden Boo

On Sunday 13th March Forestry Commission Scotland and Erskine Community Nursery joined forces to hold a community event, ‘Family Forestry Fun’ at Boden Boo woodland. The event was open to the public and attracted over 200 people.

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Celebrate the start of spring at Malls Mire Community Woodland

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging the local community to celebrate the arrival of spring at a Persian and Kurdish New Year event at Malls Mire Community Woodland on Saturday 19th March 12pm – 4pm.

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