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.


Imperial Service Medal award

Mrs Betsy Walling, of Strathpeffer, has been presented with the Imperial Service Medal (Friday 25 August) by the Head of Forestry Commission Scotland, Jo O’Hara.

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Tree climbers scale hair-raising, fund-raising heights

Two former tree-surgeons took on an unusual challenge in a fund-raising effort recently (25 – 27 August) in a bid to raise over £2000 for Cancer Research UK.

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Forestry collaboration success

Public and private forestry collaboration in the Highlands is laying the foundations for economic opportunity says Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing.

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Ex-landfill site turns over a new leaf

An abandoned landfill site on the River Clyde has been transformed into an active “woodland retreat” and is expected to welcome 120,000 visitors this year.

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Event seeks feedback on Glentress cabins and trails

A two-day public consultation event aims to gather views on the proposed £11.3 million cabins and trails development at Glentress Forest.

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Euro Dark Sky Conference to be out of this world

Preparations for Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference in the heart of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are well underway, with top speakers booked to promote the preservation of dark skies across the world.

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Biking boost at Glentress – stepping up a gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland has revealed more details of the biking trails being proposed for Glentress Forest as part of the new £11.3 million eco-cabins development.

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Vandals endanger life in Durris’ Warren Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising Durris residents to avoid nearby Warren Woods for the time being and visit other forests instead.

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Views needed for future of Tweed Valley forests

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is seeking views from stakeholders and members of the public on the future management of the seven key forests that make up the Tweed Valley Forest Park.

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