We manage Scotland's forests on behalf of you - the people of Scotland - and we want to help you get the most of your local woodland.

…as a community group

We're always excited to see local people and communities make use of their nearby woodland. Whether holding events, running projects, managing or even purchasing land from us through the Community Asset Transfer Scheme (CATS), we offer a number of opportunities for community groups to get involved. We try not to have too many restrictions to how our forests can be used, but you may want to have a quick look at the permissions and permits required for some events and activities.

…as a volunteer

There’s more to our work than chopping down trees and our volunteering opportunities reflect the diversity of our responsibilities. From helping construct mountain bike trails to replanting Caledonian forest; from welcoming visitors at our visitor centres to being a guide at our osprey projects, there will likely be a perfect opportunity for you.

…as a business owner

Much of our work is reliant on goods and services supplied by small to medium enterprises or micro-businesses. If your company specialises in land management, community/visitor services, catering or other business support areas, you may like to keep an eye on our procurement and tender opportunities or the facilities available for hire on the National Forest Estate.

…as a local

We review how each of our forests are managed every ten years and we’re always interested to hear the views of the people who use them. You can also find out more about your local forests by contacting your nearest Forest Enterprise Scotland office.