Forest Landscape Design training course to re-run

People involved in forest and woodland management are invited to sign up for a course during the autumn of 2015 that explores the principles of forest landscape design.

As well as providing an appreciation and understanding of Scotland’s diverse landscapes and what can make them sensitive to change, the course will illustrate how design principles can help integrate forests into those landscapes.

Nicholas Shepherd, Landscape and Culture Adviser with Forestry Commission Scotland, who will run the informal two-day courses, said:

“We've had very good feedback for the course with people telling us it's been useful, practical and enjoyable. The 'test free' formula for the day has proved to be a winner as well as the fact that it's open to anyone, from landscape novices to people with more experience and knowledge.

“Through a mix of presentations and group exercises, we’ve set out to help people explore the underpinning principles of forest landscape design and how to apply those principles to enhance the local landscape.

“We expect that everyone who takes part will be able to make use of their new found knowledge when preparing and reviewing forest management plans."

Subject to demand, it is intended to run the courses at locations throughout Scotland between September and November 2015.

There will be a non-refundable registration fee of £50 as a contribution towards the costs of setting up the courses.

Anyone who would like to register their interest in attending one of these courses or who would like further information about the course should contact Nicholas by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.