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News, stories and reports from Forestry Commission Scotland and the National Forest Estate. You can follow this feed with RSS or Atom, or on Twitter. We also publish press releases.

Why don’t you tidy that mess up?

Our Environment Manager explains why we leave sites messy after harvesting.

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Volunteer Community Champions launches second year of programme

We have launched the second year of programme to train community volunteer champions.

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The man in the cab – the life of a harvester

Few jobs are more dangerous than forestry – but it’s more than trees and saws that put workers on edge.

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Woodland mental health programme celebrates helping nearly 1,800 people

Our woodland mental health programme aims to improve the health and well-being of adults with long term mental health problems.

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A day in the life of a Recreation Ranger

One of our Recreation Rangers shares how he helps others get the most out of a forest visit.

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Improving access to Scotland’s forests

A round up of our work to help make Scotland's forests accessible to all visitors.

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Beyond Hinterland: restoration and community woodland at St. Peter's Seminary

Nature meets architecture as Hinterland launches Scotland's year of innovation, architecture and design.

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The National Forest Estate is helping to boost Scotland's economy

A new report reveals that the National Forest Estate is generating £395 million Gross Value Added every year for the Scottish economy.

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Two modern apprentices shortlisted for prestigious award

Two of our employees on the Modern Apprenticeship scheme have been shortlisted for top award.

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