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.


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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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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