- Wednesday, 02 March 2016
- Tuesday, 23 February 2016
In the face of climate change threats and increasing risk of attack from pests and diseases, Forestry Commission Scotland has taken steps to help safeguard the future of Scotland’s best loved and most vulnerable trees.
Photo credit Colin Leslie.
- Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Scottish Lowlands Forest District are working hard at Callendar Wood, Falkirk, to restore the original character of the woodland and introduce more native broadleaves into the forest.
- Thursday, 04 February 2016
Scottish forestry and its contribution to the economy was celebrated at a reception for MSP’s in the Scottish Parliament last week (27 Jan).
It came on the back of a report (Nov 2015) that revealed the hidden success story that is Scotland’s forestry sector, which contributed nearly £1 billion to the economy through forest management, timber processing and recreation.
- Thursday, 21 January 2016
Innovative new survey techniques helped piece together the historic environment at the 18th century ironworks of Wilsontown in Lanarkshire – one of the best presented and most accessible industrial archaeological landscapes in Scotland.
Many items were made at Wilsontown, including this cannonball. They produced several cast iron items, including 'shot', and at one time Wilsontown had a contract with the Royal Navy to supply them shot for their cannons.
- Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Neil McInnes is Environment Manager for North Highland Forest District, based in Golspie. This is a role that has it all – from ospreys and wildcats to bog restoration and cattle grazing projects. Neil will take you on a journey through some of his career highlights and favourite places – find out where the first tree planting in Scotland for the Forestry Commission took place in 1919 and what it is like to come within a metre of a Capercaillie during a lek.
- Wednesday, 09 December 2015
‘Loch Lomond: a year in the wild’ is a new nature documentary produced by Tigress and Group M Entertainment that was filmed in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The filming took place over a year – often in secret locations – and was shown on Channel 5 as a series of four films, following wildlife throughout the seasons. It is a story of birth and death, predators and prey, struggle and survival, in one of Britain’s wildest places.
- Wednesday, 25 November 2015
We are celebrating 10 successful years of our Woods In and Around Towns WIAT) initiative. This innovative programme aims to improve the quality of life for people living and working in urban Scotland by making woodlands more welcoming, particularly in some of Scotland's most socially deprived communities.
- Monday, 09 November 2015
We have recently published our two Annual Reviews for 2014-15. One covers the National Forest Estate and the other Forestry Commission Scotland. Each review showcases the highlights of our work over the financial year (31 March 2014 - 1 April 2015).