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.


Get Back to Tradition and Use Nature’s Own Decorations for Your Tree

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging people to get back to tradition this Christmas by getting crafty in their local woodland and using nature’s own decorations for your tree.

Read more...


Hunt on for Scotland's Finest Woods 2017

The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland.

Read more...


Forest Watch – tackling crime in Galloway’s forests

A new partnership is working together to reduce rural crime and anti-social behaviour within Galloway’s forests. Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), contractors and Police Scotland have teamed up for the ‘Forest Watch’ initiative.

Read more...


Tyrebagger Rotary volunteers raise funds for good causes

Members of the Rotary club of Aberdeen (Balgownie) are raising money for local good causes by lending a helping hand at the Tyrebagger Christmas Tree Sales Centre.

Read more...


Conifer Conservation Programme trees stolen

Forest Enterprise Scotland is working with Police Scotland to identify the thieves that stole five rare Serbian Spruce from Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park last week.

Read more...


Public urged to help slow the spread of tree diseases

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Cowal & Trossachs team is calling on all woodland visitors to ‘Keep it Clean’ to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and protect Scotland’s forests.

Read more...


Enjoy the Commonwealth Woods this Winter

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging people across Glasgow to wrap up warm and explore their local Commonwealth Wood this winter.

Read more...


SRUC signs up to national wildcat conservation project

Students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have joined the national fight to protect and save Scotland’s wildcats.

Read more...


Celebrate National Tree Week with Tree Dressing at Malls Mire

Forestry Commission Scotland invites everyone to celebrate National Tree Week at a tree dressing event at Malls Mire woodland on Sunday 4th December 2-5pm.

Read more...