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.


Reaping the health and wellbeing benefits of woodlands

Participants of Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Branching Out programme are celebrating after successfully completing the 12-week mental health and wellbeing programme at the Braehead Orchard in Crossford.

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Funding provided to tackle top forestry pest

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced the launch of a new project to tackle the most serious pest of newly planted young trees in Scotland, the large pine weevil ‘Hylobius abietis’.

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Water Vole Project Celebrates Tenth Birthday!

This summer sees the tenth anniversary of one of Scotland’s most successful conservation projects - The Trossachs Water Vole Project.

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A82 traffic management required as safety nets installed

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is advising road users that traffic management on the A82 at Grotaig, the site of a recent rock fall, will remain in place for the next few days whilst engineers install a temporary catch fence.

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A82 traffic restrictions to clear fallen tree

Road users are being advised that the A82 just south of Drumnadrochit has been reduced to one lane to allow specialists from Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) and BEAR Scotland to carry out an emergency inspection following a rock fall caused by a fallen tree.

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Reaping the health and wellbeing benefits of woodlands

Participants of Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Branching Out programme are celebrating after successfully completing the 12-week mental health and wellbeing programme at Crombie Country Park.

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Felling work at Kilmun Arboretum and Corlarach to tackle tree disease

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising members of the public that closures and temporary diversions are required at Kilmun Arboretum and Corlarach as felling operations are ongoing over the next month.

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Boost for Tweed Valley walkers

Forest Enterprise Scotland has just opened three new walking trails in the popular Cardrona Forest, located in the heart of the Tweed Valley.

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Central belt farmers - find out about forestry grants at Biggar Show

Farmers attending the Biggar Show are encouraged to find out about grants to help cover the cost of woodland creation on their land. Forestry Commission Scotland will be on site at the show on Saturday 21st July, stand Avenue-B4, to discuss opportunities available to farmers through the Forestry Grant Scheme.

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