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.


Consultation update for Lesmoir Land Management Plan

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team in Aberdeenshire is inviting people to a drop in session next month (Tuesday 6th October 3pm - 7pm) to find out about and give their views on initial proposals for a recently acquired site near Rhynie.

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Warning over unstable trees at Tentsmuir car park

The visitor car park at Tentsmuir Forest is to be closed during and immediately after periods of high winds because of the risk of trees being blown over or destabilised.

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Chalara takes hold but the battle goes on

Forestry Commission Scotland will no longer be issuing Statutory Plant Health Notices requiring the removal of Chalara-infected, recently planted ash trees in the ‘sheltered area’ of north-west Scotland and its associated ‘buffer’.

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A82 felling work reaches key milestone

Forestry tree felling operations at Glen Righ are set to be completed by mid-October, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland, the land management arm of Forestry Commission Scotland.

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New Chair for Forestry Forum in Highland and Islands

Forestry Commission Scotland today welcomed Dr. Michael Foxley as the new Chair of Highlands & Islands Forestry Forum

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Barracks sale to boost woodland creation and starter farms

Forest Enterprise Scotland is to offer a remote forest near Rannoch Moor on the open market, with the income being re-invested in new woodland creation projects and opportunities for new entrants to farming.

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New grants for woodland owners in Central Scotland

Farmers and landowners across Central Scotland are invited to find out how they could receive grants of up to £8,710 per hectare towards the costs of new woodland planting.

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Queen’s View Visitor Centre shortlisted for award

The Queen's View Visitor Centre, near Pitlochry, has been shortlisted for its third award only one year after the completion of a one million pound refurbishment.

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Keep it Clean campaign launched to boost biosecurity

As part of the ongoing effort to keep our forests and trees healthy, Forestry Commission Scotland is urging land managers and the forestry sector to help promote good biosecurity practice to colleagues, contractors and the public.

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