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.


Clean up your dog's mess

School children are urging dog owners who visit Bennachie to clean up after their dogs!

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Resumption of aerial application of fungicide trial in Millbuie forest, Black Isle

Forestry Commission Scotland is to resume its assessment trials of an aerial application technique to help reduce the impacts of a serious fungal disease of pine woodlands.

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Licences required for felling trees, warns Forestry Commission

A spate of unauthorized tree felling in Aberdeenshire and Moray had prompted Forestry Commission Scotland to remind landowners, householders and businesses across the area that if they are thinking of felling trees they need to speak to the Commission about obtaining a felling licence.

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Volunteer day in Aberdeen woodland

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting the public to join in a volunteer day this coming Saturday (6th June) at Foggieton woodlands.

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Woodland activity programme helps people with early-stage dementia

Initial results from a study published today, suggest that woodland activity programmes enhance and complement traditional treatments for those patients with early stage dementia.

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Renewable Heat Incentive sustainability criteria update for Scottish Woodfuel sector

Biomass suppliers and the owners and operators of biomass installations are being urged to attend a free seminar in Elgin next month (Tuesday 30 June) to learn about important industry developments coming into effect in October 2015.

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Morvern Community Development Company Ltd apply to NFLS

Morvern Community Development Company (MCDC) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme to purchase an area of land at Lochaline, on the Morvern peninsula.

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A82 rock fall site gets more permanent solution

Forestry Commission Scotland's geotechnical team will next week (w/c 1 June) start work on a longer term solution to secure the slope that was destabilized as a result of a rock fall earlier this year (March 2015).

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Call for help to combat spread of tree disease

Forestry Commission Scotland has urged members of the public to join owners and managers of woodland in helping to combat a tree disease hitting larch in the west and north of Scotland.

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