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.


Large increase in capercaillie numbers wins prestigious award for Forest Enterprise Scotland

Forest management on the National Forest Estate in Strathspey has seen capercaillie numbers increase dramatically and has earned Forest Enterprise Scotland a top award.

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Ex Forestry Chief wins Deer award

Dr Bob McIntosh CBE, former Director ENFOR, was presented with the prestigious Balfour Browne trophy at Scone Game Fair.

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Clear-fell sites a secret haven for biodiversity

Most people looking at a clear fell site think it is a wasteland but a recent survey carried out by members of the British Lichen Society on behalf of Forest Enterprise Scotland has shown that clear-fell sites in forests are of significant biodiversity value.

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Woodland award winners announced at RHS

The importance, diversity and value of Scotland’s forests were celebrated today (Friday 24 June) at the Royal Highland Show with the announcement of the 2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards winners.

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Lochgoilhead community invests in hydro project

A community group in Lochgoilhead in Argyllshire has secured £740,000 backing to invest in a new hydro scheme, giving them a regular income for the future.

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Fun in the Forest at Boden Boo

Forestry Commission Scotland and Renfrewshire Interfaith Group are encouraging the community to come along to their Fun in the Forest event at Boden Boo woodland on Saturday 2nd July 12-4pm.

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Community Forest Party at Whitby Street Woodland

Forestry Commission Scotland and Parkhead Youth Project are encouraging the local community to celebrate with them at a Forest Party at Whitby Street Woodland on 26th June, 12 – 4pm.

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Monster new mtb skills area for Fochabers

A new skills area at the Moray Monster Trails in Fochabers will be officially opened next week (Sunday 19 June, 11.30am).

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Scottish pine martens reviving Welsh cousins' fortunes

An ambitious project to revive the dwindling pine marten population in Wales has got off to a good start, with help from Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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