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.


Self-built mtb features removed to protect capercaillie

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff in Aberdeenshire are warning mountain bikers not to self-build trail features – which could harm wildlife and be a health and safety risk.

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New all–abilities trail at Bennachie

New all-abilities trails - at Bennachie and at Foggieton Woods in Aberdeenshire - have been opened to make local woodlands more welcoming to a wider range of people.

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Empowering Communities to own woodland

Promoting community empowerment through the new Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) was behind Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing’s visit to Loch Arkaig today (Friday 28 April).

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Boost to walking trail gives “stunning” views

Forest Enterprise Scotland has recently opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

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Final chance for Scotland's wonderful woods and fine forests

Wonderful woodlands and fine forests across Scotland are being urged to enter a national awards programme which closes to entries on Friday. (March 31). Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2017 will recognise and celebrate the very best forests and woods across the country – from large estates to forest schools.

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Littlemill wood ready to welcome more visitors

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) has finished upgrading the car park at Littlemills wood, south of Inverness.

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Uncovering the past in Sallochy’s oak woodlands

An enthusiastic team of volunteers recently (14 March) joined Forest Enterprise Scotland staff to help preserve ruined buildings in Sallochy’s history-rich oak woodlands.

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Vandals threatening other people’s safety

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) staff are appealing for information after potentially life-saving safety barriers were removed by vandals.

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New good-practice guides to prevent diffuse pollution in forests

Protecting Scotland’s water courses is the focus of new, on-the-ground guides for forest workers.

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