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.


Rural east Sutherland road to be upgraded

The Kildonan to Loth road in East Sutherland (U2810) is to be improved thanks to funding from the Scotland Strategic Timber Transport Fund.

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Timber lorries to avoid Skye community

A local, rural community at the northern end of Skye is to benefit from a new in-forest road that will take timber lorries – and 100,000 tonnes of timber - off a 6km stretch of the B886.

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Safety drive for forest visitors

A new safety campaign from Forestry Commission Scotland is urging all forest visitors to take more care in the woods – because many don’t know the risks they might encounter in a working woodland.

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National forest estate offers ideal habitats for Scottish Wildcats.

Building artificial dens to try to encourage Scottish wildcats to settle and breed on Scotland’s national forest estate is just one of the measures being taken in a multi-agency conservation project to save the ‘Highland tiger’.

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Road closure opens up Countesswells alternatives

Some visitors to Countesswells Woods near Aberdeen might need to go to other local woodlands from Monday 8 August to December - thanks to the closure of a main access road.

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Give your views on Deeside woods' future

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is inviting organisations and individuals to give their views on Deeside wood’s future.

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Aberdeenshire forest fun sessions

Are you looking for something different to keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays?

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Painting a picture of the past

Children from the Inverness Young Archaeologists Club recently visited the hill fort of Torr Dhuin (NH 348 069) near Fort Augustus - and produced their own artistic reconstructions of the fort for a ‘pop-up’ exhibition.

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Drop-in events explain next phase of A82 harvesting works

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is staging three “drop-in” events to publicise the next phase of its steep ground harvesting work, due to start in September.

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