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.


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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Boost to walking trail gives “stunning” views

Forest Enterprise Scotland has recently opened up a new section of a popular walking trail that now boasts amazing 360 degree views of the Tweed and Cademuir valleys.

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Final chance for Scotland's wonderful woods and fine forests

Wonderful woodlands and fine forests across Scotland are being urged to enter a national awards programme which closes to entries on Friday. (March 31). Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2017 will recognise and celebrate the very best forests and woods across the country – from large estates to forest schools.

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