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.


Landfill site transformed into new woodland for the Linwood community

An unwelcoming landfill site has been transformed into an accessible community woodland in Linwood as part of a Forestry Commission Scotland project.

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New ranger for Fife and Clackmannanshire

Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed Lynn Daley as community ranger for Fife and Clackmannanshire.

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Woodland advice for local farmers at Ayr County Show

Farmers attending the Ayr County Show (Saturday 9 May 2015) will be able to find out more about how their farm land can benefit from new woodland and how they could cover the costs of work through the new Forestry Grant Scheme.

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Woodland advice for local farmers at Neilston Show

Farmers attending this weekend’s Neilston Show at Holehouse (Saturday 2 May 2015) will be able to find out more about how their farm land can benefit from new woodland and how they could cover the costs of work through a new forestry grant scheme.

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Dealing with disease in Galloway Forest Park

Dealing with the impact of Phytophthora ramorum in Galloway Forest Park is giving visitors a nasty shock.

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Gordon scoops award for disability work

Forestry Commission Scotland was announced the winner of the Urban Warriors Falkirk Awards for their outstanding contribution to community engagement and equal access for all at Callendar Park at Falkirk’s third Environmental Festival on 25th April 2015.

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New community ranger for Glasgow East

Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed forester Julie Wilson as community ranger for Glasgow East.

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Boost for outdoor learning in Scotland

Outdoor & Woodland Learning Scotland (OWL Scotland), a new organisation dedicated to increasing the use of Scotland’s outdoor environments for learning, has been launched today.

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Public urged to stay safe during felling operation

Visitors to the Gordon Way at Bennachie in Aberdeenshire, are urged to follow safety signage during felling operations.

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