Forestry forums

Regional Forestry Forums

forestry forum imageForestry Commission Scotland has five Regional Forestry Forums (RFFs). The remit of the forums is to:

  • Advise on forestry policy and practice in respective forum areas
  • Advise on the regional implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy
  • Provide a regional perspective on the strategy’s future development

Each RFF has 12–15 members who represent the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable development. They have a term of office for three years.

Forestry Commission Scotland and Forest Enterprise Scotland are members of each forum.

Scottish Forestry Forum

The Chairs of the Regional Forestry Forums meet annually as a Scottish Forestry Forum (SFF). In addition larger meetings of the SFF, with wider stakeholder representation, are held when necessary to:

  • promote discussion about how to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits of forestry in Scotland
  • to consider how Scottish forestry can best contribute to the wider rural development agenda in Scotland
  • to ensure that progress is made in delivering the Scottish Forestry Strategy

The SFF and RFFs also play a role in disseminating information about implementing the Scottish Forestry Strategy, identifying areas where more effort is needed.

Read more about the Scottish Forestry Strategy.