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.


Ex-landfill site turns over a new leaf

An abandoned landfill site on the River Clyde has been transformed into an active “woodland retreat” and is expected to welcome 120,000 visitors this year.

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Event seeks feedback on Glentress cabins and trails

A two-day public consultation event aims to gather views on the proposed £11.3 million cabins and trails development at Glentress Forest.

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Euro Dark Sky Conference to be out of this world

Preparations for Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference in the heart of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are well underway, with top speakers booked to promote the preservation of dark skies across the world.

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Biking boost at Glentress – stepping up a gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland has revealed more details of the biking trails being proposed for Glentress Forest as part of the new £11.3 million eco-cabins development.

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Vandals endanger life in Durris’ Warren Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising Durris residents to avoid nearby Warren Woods for the time being and visit other forests instead.

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Views needed for future of Tweed Valley forests

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is seeking views from stakeholders and members of the public on the future management of the seven key forests that make up the Tweed Valley Forest Park.

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Quad bikers’ playground havoc

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff are asking for help in tracing some four wheeled vandals who destroyed a children’s play area.

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Aerial spraying trial set for area south of Inverness

Forestry Commission Scotland is to step up the fight against tree pests and diseases – by quantifying drift patterns by spraying a common food colouring from a helicopter.

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Sheriffmuir tree-planting gives more access to historic landscape

Forestry Commission Scotland has approved a revised tree planting proposal for the nationally recognised Sheriffmuir battlefield that will reflect the landscape of the historic site and enhance it for visitors.

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