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.


New Forestry Strategy sets out long term vision

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, today launched a new Strategy that will help to secure the long-term success and sustainability of Scotland’s forestry sector.

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Unsung forestry heroes to be recognised

The men of the British Honduran Forestry Unit (BHFU), who travelled 5,000 miles to keep Scotland’s timber supplies alive during WW2, are to be recognised for their heroic contribution.

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Dalkeith High School launches Food and Forest Co-op

Dalkeith High School launched its new social enterprise project, Food and Forest Co-op, today (Wednesday 30th January) to support its curriculum-led approach to Learning for Sustainability.

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Scottish pine martens repopulating Welsh mountains

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff are celebrating the success of a pine marten reintroduction programme in Wales, after helping to source and capture specimens from across Scotland.

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Thinning works at Drumchapel Woods

Garscadden West Woodland is to become a more inviting and welcoming space for visitors as Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) will commence tree felling works to help create a lighter, open space for the community.

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Traffic management and closures on A711 for diseased tree felling

Forest Enterprise Scotland is informing the public of traffic management which will be in place for up to 10 weeks on the A711 as forestry works begin near Longwood at Mabie, between Beeswing and Cargenbridge.

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Tree felling to tackle tree disease

Forest Enterprise Scotland is undertaking felling operations around Cnoc na Dail and Glenashdale on Arran in order to slow the spread of a tree disease.

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Ewing signals stability and simplicity support for forestry post Brexit

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced action to streamline the process for forestry grant payments. He has also announced a review of the grants scheme to encourage more small scale landowners to take up grants.

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Inverness Woodlands highly prized by local residents

A visitor survey has given Inverness woods - and the way that Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) looks after them – a big thumbs-up.

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