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.


Upland section of John Muir Way now open

A new upland circular route which links to the John Muir Way at the Kilpatrick Hills has now been officially opened.

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Increase in woodfuel cuts back on carbon emissions

Environment Minister, Dr Aileen McLeod, has welcomed an increase in the use of woodfuel in Scotland as excellent news for small scale rural businesses – and for Scotland’s effort to cut carbon emissions.

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Family Forestry Fun at Boden Boo

On Sunday 13th March Forestry Commission Scotland and Erskine Community Nursery joined forces to hold a community event, ‘Family Forestry Fun’ at Boden Boo woodland. The event was open to the public and attracted over 200 people.

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Celebrate the start of spring at Malls Mire Community Woodland

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging the local community to celebrate the arrival of spring at a Persian and Kurdish New Year event at Malls Mire Community Woodland on Saturday 19th March 12pm – 4pm.

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UN International Day of Forests Event

Forestry Commission Scotland, All In For Parkhead and Parkhead Youth Project are encouraging the local community to join them to celebrate UN International Day of Forests at Whitby Street Woodland on 20th March, 12- 4pm.

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Hazardous Loch Lochy forest ops force over-run

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is to extend its clearing operations at Loch Lochy until late June.

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Cairngorms project aims to forge a trail

A new upland conservation project has started looking for someone to join the team to train volunteers in maintaining upland paths across both of Scotland’s national parks.

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Report reveals National Forest Estate delivers for Scotland

Scotland’s National Forest Estate is generating £395 million every year for the Scottish economy – that’s more than £1 million each day to support industry, jobs and many rural communities.

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Perth and Argyll Regional Forestry Forum up to full strength

Perth and Argyll Regional Forestry Forum will convene this Friday (11 March) with seven new members.

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