Press releases

All the latest press releases from Forestry Commission Scotland and the National Forest Estate. You can follow this feed with RSS or Atom, or on Twitter. We also publish news articles on our news blog.


Scotland signs up to forestry pledge

A global ambition to restore landscapes and forests has been supported by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Women encouraged to apply for hi-tech conservation opportunities

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is getting behind a Scottish Government drive to attract more women into the technology and science sectors.

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Strategy aims to boost economic growth

A new ambitious forest industries strategy published today aims to double the sector’s economic growth to £2 billion a year by 2030.

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Views wanted on Camilty Woodland

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is revising the land management plan for Camilty Woodland and is asking for feedback from the local community and other statutory stakeholders.

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Christmas elves return to Tyrebagger

Some of Santa’s elves have come back to Tyrebagger Forest this year to help children chose the perfect tree for their school.

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Celebrate National Tree Week in Craigmillar Castle Park this weekend

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and Edinburgh and Lothian’s Greenspace Trust (ELGT) is inviting the community to celebrate National Tree Week at its popular tree dressing event on Saturday (1st December).

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New play park prepared for Tentsmuir Forest

Children (young and old) can look forward to an even more exciting visit to Tentsmuir Forest next year when a new play area will be opened in the spring.

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Become a friend of Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Join the Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) team at Cuningar Loop on Wednesday 21 November between 11am-2pm to help secure the young trees for winter. The team will be removing outgrown plastic tree tubes and securing vulnerable trees with new wooden stakes before winter winds hit the west coast.

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Light up the woodlands this weekend for Diwali

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting members of the local community and faith groups to join the Diwali Festival of Light event at Dams to Darnley Country Park this Saturday (10th November).

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