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.


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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Felling works at Kilpatrick Hills

Forestry Commission Scotland is undertaking felling works at Kilpatrick Hills, as part of its 10-year Land Management Plan, which sets out the vision of the woodland following extensive analysis, community consultation and development work.

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Deep peat practice guide launched

A new practice guide for managing deep peatland that is already planted with trees has been published by Forestry Commission Scotland.

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Locals invited to Old Mine Nature Park action day

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting locals to come and try their hand at woodland management tasks at Old Mine Nature Park on Sunday 21st June.

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Pupils teach environmental message

Pupils from Chapel of Garioch Primary School got a shock last week when they went to Bennachie for a community litter pick as part of their John Muir and Bennachie Explorer Awards.

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New forest manager for Dumfries & Borders

Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed Dr Sallie Bailey as the new Forest District Manager for the Dumfries & Borders region.

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