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Welcome to Scotland's Forests

Take a walk in a secluded woodland, picnic by a glittering loch or feel the wind rush by your ears as you tackle a new mountain biking trail.

There’s something for everyone here. Whether you’re planning a holiday or want to explore your local woods, you’ll find peace, adventure and inspiring nature in equal measure in the forests and woodlands that stretch across Scotland.

At Forestry Commission Scotland we look after the forests so you and your family can enjoy them, for now and for years to come. Find a forest to explore today…

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Turning junipers into gin

We chatted to Crossbill Highland Distillery, who make a very Scottish gin...


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5 forest-inspired New Year resolutions

Turn over a new leaf in 2015.


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Celebrating autumn colours

Add your pictures of autumn's changing colours to our map of Scotland.



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Top 10 archaeology sites

Ten of the best historical sites to visit in Scotland's forests.

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Time for walkies?

It's National Dog Week, so treat your best friend to a forest adventure.


Brilliant beach walks

Discover some of the best beach walks hidden away in Scotland’s forests.


10 perfect picnic spots...

Find your ideal al fresco eating place.


Queen's View Visitor Centre: A right royal reopening...

The scoop on our brand new Visitor Centre.

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On yer bike!

A guide to getting started cycling...

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10 great places to stretch your legs

Our pick of the best short and easy trails...

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Say hello to our new visitor centres

Check out our shiny new visitor centres, and plans for more...