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.


Tobermory Harbour Association looks to buy land, pier and buildings at Aros Park

Tobermory Harbour Association (THA) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 1.19 hectares of land at Aros Pier/waterfront.

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Dalavich Improvement Group Applies to NFLS for Land around Dalavich and Kilmun

Dalavich Improvement Group (DIG) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase four areas of land around Dalavich and Kilmun.

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Forest Enterprise Scotland North Highlands team wins SFWA for innovation

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team in North Highland has won a prestigious award for their innovative work to establish a new forest at Sibster.

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Will you complete the Cuningar Challenge this summer?

Forest Enterprise Scotland is inviting everyone to come and enjoy Cuningar Loop this summer and take part in the new Cuningar Challenge.

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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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