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.


Applicants urged to beat the deadline for Scotland's Finest Woods Awards

The final push is on for anyone applying to the 2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards with only 30 days to go to submit entries.

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Volunteer Community Champion Programme Secures Funding

Forestry Commission Scotland has announced continued funding for its Volunteer Community Champion Programme, an initiative which trains people from minority groups to lead events and activities in woodlands and forests.

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Help shape Balcorrach Wood

Forest Enterprise Scotland is asking local residents to share their views on plans for the proposed Balcorrach Wood at two community drop in sessions.

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Callendar Wood Open Day – Saturday 20th February

Forest Enterprise Scotland is inviting the public to an open day event at Callendar Wood in Falkirk to see the on-going work to restore the original character of the woodland and introduce more native broadleaves into the forest.

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Primrose Bay catch-fencing work begins

Forest Enterprise Scotland is to begin erecting temporary catch-fencing at Primrose Bay, 1 mile north of Alt Sigh on the A82 ahead of the latest phase of steep ground felling operations.

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Art and archaeology combined!

Neolithic chambered tombs, Bronze Age burial cairns and ancient rock art are set alongside Iron Age hill forts, brochs and duns in a new exhibition at the University of Stirling art gallery.

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Temporary road closure on A72

For public safety, part of the A72 between Innerleithen and Cardrona will be temporarily closed whilst essential tree felling takes place.

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The Lodge Visitor Centre a five-star experience

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New members to help oversee Forestry Commission Scotland

Both Jon Hollingdale, Chief Executive of the Community Woodlands Association and David Gould, a finance professional, will join the National Committee for Scotland in February this year.

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