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.


Updated standard for forest management

The governments of the UK have today published their updated standard for sustainable forest management.

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TimberLINK contract renewed

A timber transport service that delivers environmental and community benefits by taking timber lorries off public roads is to continue for another five years.

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Clampdown on illegal bikers

Forestry Enterprise Scotland staff are working with Police Scotland to clamp down on rogue motor bikers in woodlands around Aberdeen.

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Come and join the party at Malls Mire Community Woodlands

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging the local community to celebrate with them at Malls Mire Community Woodlands on Thursday 29 June as part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2017.

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New grants package for sheep farmers

Forestry Commission Scotland has opened up a new funding opportunity to help hill and upland sheep farmers boost their business potential.

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Kirroughtree wins highest praise

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Kirroughtree Visitor Centre in Galloway Forest Park has won high plaudits for the disabled access facilities.

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CENTRAL BELT FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO FIND OUT ABOUT WOODLAND CREATION GRANTS AT ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

Central belt farmers attending the Royal Highland Show are encouraged to find out more about grants of up to £8,710 per hectare to help cover the cost of woodland creation on their land.

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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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