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.


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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Green light for Leanachan masterplan

A ‘masterplan’ which outlines how the area around Leanachan Forest could be developed for tourism has been approved by The Highland Council’s Lochaber Area Committee.

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Comments invited on Glen Urquhart plan

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is inviting members of the public and interested stakeholders to comment on a revised land management plan for Glen Urquhart.

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A83 Tree felling work at Glen Croe

Forest Enterprise Scotland is to start harvesting work in Ardgarten Forest in Glen Croe, along the A83.

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Deer sculpture created by local community installed at Cuningar Loop

Rob Mulholland, Cuningar Loop artist in residence, has installed a community made deer sculpture with the help of local volunteers at Cuningar Loop.

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