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.


Christmas tree sales centre set to open for business

Forest Enterprise Scotland is gearing up to open its Tyrebagger sales centre next week (Monday 30 Nov) as the countdown to Christmas 2015 begins in earnest.

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Initiative with Kew Gardens to Protect Scotland’s Trees Takes Root

With a host of new pests and diseases attacking the UK’s native treescape, a new consortium of Scottish organisations, working with Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, are tackling the threat, as part of the UK National Tree Seed Project.

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Hunt on for Scotland's finest woods

Businesses working in the forestry sector are being urged to find out if their woodland is one of the best by entering the 2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.

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Hunt on for Winning Woods

Schools, communities and individuals across Scotland are being urged to find out if their woodland is one of the best by entering the 2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.

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Tentsmuir Forest car park closed for tree felling

Forest Enterprise Scotland is warning motorists that the Tentsmuir Beach Car Park and the adjacent picnic area will be closed for three weeks from Monday 23rd November.

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Boost for outdoor enthusiasts at River Orchy

A new riverside path for walkers, kayakers and fishermen along a well-used part of the River Orchy is nearing completion.

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Ballachulish Community Company looks to develop Hydro scheme through NFLS

Ballachulish Community Company (BCC) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease an area of woodland in Brecklet Forest (nr Ballachulish) to develop a hydroelectric scheme.

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Guidance to boost community use of Scotland’s National Forest Estate

Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod today welcomed published guidance for community groups looking to develop projects on Scotland’s National Forest Estate.

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Cuningar Loop open at weekends

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s and Clyde Gateway’s new woodland project at Cuningar Loop in Rutherglen is now going to be open every Saturday and Sunday until 6th December 2015.

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