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.


Views wanted on Upper Nithsdale forests

Forest Enterprise Scotland is looking for views on a 10 year Land Management Plan for forests in the Upper Nithsdale area.

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Get on your bike this summer in Glasgow

On Sunday 25th June, Forestry Commission Scotland is hosting a ‘Woodland Wheels’ day out for those who want to explore the city’s great outdoors by bike. Riders will be cycling from the Southwest Community Cycles to Cuningar Loop, Rutherglen. Bikes are provided for those who do not have their own.

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Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum seeks 4 new members

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit up to 4 new members for its Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum.

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£7.05M for sustainable timber transport projects to benefit communities

Fifty timber transport projects that benefit communities and the environment across Scotland are set to share £7.05 million of funding, Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing announced today.

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Tenth birthday present for East Scotland Sea Eagles project

White tailed eagle chicks have hatched in a Forest Enterprise Scotland woodland in Fife for the fifth year running, and this year it's twins - again!

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Parkland trees being planted at Nether Horsburgh

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) has begun planting around 80 parkland trees on the site where the Peebles Agricultural Society’s Annual Show takes place.

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Self-built mtb features removed to protect capercaillie

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff in Aberdeenshire are warning mountain bikers not to self-build trail features – which could harm wildlife and be a health and safety risk.

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New all–abilities trail at Bennachie

New all-abilities trails - at Bennachie and at Foggieton Woods in Aberdeenshire - have been opened to make local woodlands more welcoming to a wider range of people.

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Empowering Communities to own woodland

Promoting community empowerment through the new Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS) was behind Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing’s visit to Loch Arkaig today (Friday 28 April).

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