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.


Celebrate Eid in the Woods this weekend

Join Al Masaar and Forestry Commission Scotland to celebrate Eid in the Woods this weekend in Callendar Woods, Falkirk.

Read more...


A82 Primrose Bay felling to resume

Forest Enterprise Scotland will resume its steep ground felling programme along the A82 at Primrose Bay next week (4th September).

Read more...


Imperial Service Medal award

Mrs Betsy Walling, of Strathpeffer, has been presented with the Imperial Service Medal (Friday 25 August) by the Head of Forestry Commission Scotland, Jo O’Hara.

Read more...


Tree climbers scale hair-raising, fund-raising heights

Two former tree-surgeons took on an unusual challenge in a fund-raising effort recently (25 – 27 August) in a bid to raise over £2000 for Cancer Research UK.

Read more...


Forestry collaboration success

Public and private forestry collaboration in the Highlands is laying the foundations for economic opportunity says Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Read more...


Ex-landfill site turns over a new leaf

An abandoned landfill site on the River Clyde has been transformed into an active “woodland retreat” and is expected to welcome 120,000 visitors this year.

Read more...


Event seeks feedback on Glentress cabins and trails

A two-day public consultation event aims to gather views on the proposed £11.3 million cabins and trails development at Glentress Forest.

Read more...


Euro Dark Sky Conference to be out of this world

Preparations for Europe’s first ever Dark Sky Places conference in the heart of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere are well underway, with top speakers booked to promote the preservation of dark skies across the world.

Read more...


Biking boost at Glentress – stepping up a gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland has revealed more details of the biking trails being proposed for Glentress Forest as part of the new £11.3 million eco-cabins development.

Read more...