Forests and historic environment training course
This on-line training course promotes best practice in the identification, protection and conservation management of the historic environment to be found within and around Scotland’s forests and woodlands.
The course has been developed especially for woodland managers to help them develop their forest management plans with respect to the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) Forests and Historic Environment Guidelines. It will also be relevant to all those who have an interest in the evidence of the historic environment that can be found within our forests and woodlands, including the trees themselves.
The training course comprises six videos, lasting around 25 minutes each, presented by Thomas Rees of Rathmell Archaeology (who developed the course for Forestry Commission Scotland). There is no assessment or recognised accreditation, but the course will contribute towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
The video are embedded here as a playlist. You can skip through the sessions or access each session directly via the links below. It is recommended that you view all the sessions in the order they are presented.
- Session 1 - Historical Landscapes
- Session 2 - Legislation, Guidelines and Guidance
- Session 3 - The Use of HERs
- Session 4 - When do you need specialist input?
- Session 5 - UKFS Historic Environment Guidelines
- Session 6 - Success and Failure
Should you have any questions on our histopric environment content, please contact:
These presentations have been prepared from the materials developed previously for a one-day course delivered throughout Scotland in 2012. Those workshops benefitted from the inclusion of exercises using real samples of materials described during the course. If you would like to register your interest in attending one of these courses should they be held in future, please contact:
Landscape and Culture Advisor
Read about the many archaeological and historical sites located in Forestry Commission Scotland woods and forests