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.


Community benefits from £300k road upgrade

The small Highland community of Polloch is to benefit from a £300k project that will improve a short section of 'life-line' public road to make it suitable for timber lorries.

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Forest Landscape Design training course to re-run

People involved in forest and woodland management are invited to sign up for a course during the autumn of 2015 that explores the principles of forest landscape design.

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Orienteering World Championships put Affric on global stage

Forestry Commission Scotland is looking forward to welcoming even more overseas visitors to Glen Affric soon as a world-wide television audience catches glimpses of the spectacular venue in coverage of this year’s World Orienteering Championships.

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Additional week required to ensure safer slope

As part of the ongoing slope stability works above the A82 at Glen Righ, Forestry Commission Scotland is to extend traffic management for one week to allow for additional tree felling and debris removal from the hillside.

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New viewing platform for Loch Maree

Forestry Commission Scotland has started work on a new viewing platform at Slattadale, Wester Ross.

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Sale talks to continue over woodland at Carbisdale

Forest Enterprise Scotland is to proceed with negotiations with developer Carbisdale Castle Ltd over the sale of 23 hectares of woodland surrounding Carbisdale Castle.

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Locals help to clean-up Old Mine Nature Park

Locals from Bellshill and the surrounding area took part in a day of woodland management tasks at Old Mine Nature Park on Sunday 21st June.

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Environment Minister announces woodland winners 2015

Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod, presented this year’s Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards today (Friday 19 June) during a visit to the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston.

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Changing face of modern forestry

Public sector forestry is benefiting from a new driving force with four top jobs now being held by women.

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