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.


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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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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