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.


New good-practice guides to prevent diffuse pollution in forests

Protecting Scotland’s water courses is the focus of new, on-the-ground guides for forest workers.

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Previous woodland winners urge new entrants to ‘go for it’ in 2017

THE winners of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2016 have told entrants to the 2017 Awards that coming out on top is a fantastic experience they will never forget.

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World Wildlife Day event - 4 March

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging young people and their families to celebrate World Wildlife Day at Greenbank Gardens on Saturday 4th March 2017.

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Funding boost for native woodland creation in north Scotland

Native woodland creation in the Highlands is to get a boost thanks to an increase in the grant support available.

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New online tool makes broadleaves management easier

An online tool that helps land managers get the right tree in the right place has been upgraded to include key productive broadleaved species as well as conifers.

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£5m boost for Timber Transport Funding

The scheme to minimise the impacts on communities and on the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network is to benefit from a £5m boost from the Scottish Government.

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Treat Your Dog to a Walk in the Woods

Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging dog walkers to take man’s best friend to their local woodland and experience all what the forest has to offer.

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Join Forestry Commission Scotland's Voluntary Community Champion Programme

Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Voluntary Community Champion (VCC) Programme is looking for new recruits to join its one year programme.

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Have a Blooming Good Time in the Woodlands

Forest Enterprise Scotland encourages everyone to celebrate the beginning of spring by visiting their local woodland. Spring is the transition season between Winter and Summer, flowers re-appear, the temperature rises and wildlife comes out of hibernation.

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