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.


Rotary volunteers bring Christmas good cheer

Local good causes in Aberdeenshire will get an extra Christmas gift this year thanks to the The Rotary Club of Aberdeen (Balgownie).

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Acorn collection will help transform Galloway’s ancient woodlands

Around 1.2 million acorns have been collected as part of a project to expand and link Galloway Forest Park’s ancient oakwoods from the hill tops to the coast.

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A toast to the past

A recently discovered archaeological site dating back to the late 1700s has been recognised as a monument of national importance.

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Get Back to Tradition and Use Nature’s Own Decorations for Your Tree

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging people to get back to tradition this Christmas by getting crafty in their local woodland and using nature’s own decorations for your tree.

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Hunt on for Scotland's Finest Woods 2017

The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland.

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Forest Watch – tackling crime in Galloway’s forests

A new partnership is working together to reduce rural crime and anti-social behaviour within Galloway’s forests. Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), contractors and Police Scotland have teamed up for the ‘Forest Watch’ initiative.

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Tyrebagger Rotary volunteers raise funds for good causes

Members of the Rotary club of Aberdeen (Balgownie) are raising money for local good causes by lending a helping hand at the Tyrebagger Christmas Tree Sales Centre.

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Conifer Conservation Programme trees stolen

Forest Enterprise Scotland is working with Police Scotland to identify the thieves that stole five rare Serbian Spruce from Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park last week.

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Public urged to help slow the spread of tree diseases

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Cowal & Trossachs team is calling on all woodland visitors to ‘Keep it Clean’ to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and protect Scotland’s forests.

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