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.


Galloway to host major Dark Sky conference

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, which covers over 5,000 square miles, is to be the location for the first ever Dark Sky Park conference to be held in Europe.

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Bennachie trails works

Visitors to Bennachie should be prepared for diversions or closures on two trails in February and early March as upgrade work takes place.

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Get fit for free at Falkirk

Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging local residents, families and groups to get outdoors and join in a Braveheart walk at Callendar Wood this year.

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Glenmore mushers return

The annual Siberian Husky Club Sled Dog Rally is coming to Glenmore at the end of January (28/29 Jan).

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Fires damaging Old Mine Nature Park

Forest Enterprise Scotland has been experiencing disruptive and harmful fires at Old Mine Nature Park affecting the woodland and local community.

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Open dialogue the key to managing stray sheep

New guidance will help Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) staff work closely with farmers to manage stray sheep on the National Forest Estate.

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Reach Your Fitness Goals in the Commonwealth Woods

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging everyone to keep active and use their local woodland to reach their fitness goals this year.

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A82 Primrose Bay felling plans over holidays

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s steep ground felling works at Primrose Bay (Alt Sigh) on the A82 will resume again on Thurs 5th Jan after a 2 week shut down for the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

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Paths make easier access to Foggieton Woods

Local residents in Cults and Bieldside can now enjoy their local woodlands much more thanks to some path restoration work by Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Aberdeenshire team.

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