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.


Rapid response to re-open A82 – but Commission warns of long road ahead

The A82 will be open for 6am on Monday 16 March, following completion of the work to deal with the immediate risks on the hillside site of the recent rock fall.

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Work to re-open A82 is on schedule

Good progress has been made to tackle the rock fall that has closed the A82 between Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit.

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Forestry Commission Scotland presses on with long term programme to protect A82

Efforts to make safe an unstable cliff face above the A82 near Invermoriston will require that the A82 remains closed this weekend.

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Pupils stargaze the solar eclipse

Over 4,500 school pupils in and surrounding the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park area have been given special glasses to help them watch the total eclipse.

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Thinning works to improve Lord Ancrum’s Wood

Forestry Commission Scotland is undertaking thinning works at Lord Ancrum’s Wood from 16 March 2015 until 15 May 2015.

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A new vision for Carron Valley

Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the future development of Carron Valley.

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More outdoor play for children in central Scotland

More children across Central Scotland are set to benefit from additional opportunities for outdoor learning and natural play after Forestry Commission Scotland and children and young people’s charity PEEK, teamed up for joint training in Bishop Loch, Easterhouse.

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£100,000 investment in Moray Monster Trails

Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead today (Friday 20 February) visited Fochabers to announce a £100,000 investment in Moray Monster mountain bike trails.

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Woodfuel: benefits and opportunities in the commercial sector

Businesses looking to reduce heating bills and save carbon – and generate income for doing so – are invited to come along to a free event at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) next month (24 March).

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