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.


Upper Eskdale Development Group makes application to National Forest Land Scheme

Upper Eskdale Development Group applies to the National Forest Land Scheme to purchase 1.09 hectares of land at Twiglees, near Lockerbie.

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Woodland camera class for beginners

Budding photographers are invited to come along to the Bennachie Centre next month (Saturday 9 May) and pick up some top tips on getting the most out of a digital camera to capture some amazing wildlife images.

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New Long Distance trail leads through history

The Affric - Kintail Way, one of Scotland's newest long distance trails, has officially been opened.

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Mull and Iona Community Trust apply to buy piece of Ardmore Forest

Mull and Iona Community Trust applies to National Forest Land Scheme to buy plot in Ardmore Forest, Mull.

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Putting your best foot forward

A new outdoor path that offers a gateway to the wildlife, scenery and history of the Trossachs has been opened.

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Foresters frustrated at criminals at Scolty

Criminal activity at Scolty Forest, near Banchory, could have a negative impact on the recreation facilities found at the popular visitor spot warns Forestry Commission Scotland.

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New season opens for eagle viewing on Mull

Mull’s famous white-tailed eagles are taking centre stage again with the new viewing season starting on Monday 13th April.

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Cuningar Loop artist teaches tricks of the trade

Rob Mulholland, a Cuningar Loop artist in residence, has been working with three young volunteers in a series of workshops teaching sculpting skills which they will use to create a piece of community art at Cuningar Loop.

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Taking timber traffic off public roads

Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod has hailed the success of new investments that will contribute to the mitigation of the impact of a million timber lorry journeys on Scotland’s rural roads over the next ten years.

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