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.


International Parks conference focuses on young people

Forestry Commission Scotland’s team from the Highlands and Islands Conservancy is joining 500 European in Aviemore (18-21 September) for the annual EUROPARC Conference.

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Branching Out success in the Borders

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

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Go batty in Larbert Woods

Join Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) in Larbert this Thursday (30 August) to celebrate International Bat Night. Starting at Larbert Old Parish Church and ending in Larbert Woods, visitors can join FES’ Bat Walk and be given the opportunity to bat spot alongside community rangers.

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Celebrate Local Nature Reserves Day

Join Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Glasgow Countryside Rangers for the Garscadden Wood Local Nature Reserve (LNR) celebration this weekend. Taking place on Saturday (25th August) from 12.30pm to 3pm, the fun, free event, open to all ages, will give adults and children the opportunity to learn all about their LNR.

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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 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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