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.


Woodland learning course for children to branch out

Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) Forest Kindergarten training has received full SQA accreditation, meaning it could be rolled out to educational institutions across Scotland as early as August.

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Feel good in the woods - woodland photo walk

Forestry Commission Scotland and Open Aye are hosting a ‘feel good’ woodland photo walk on Thursday 17 May, as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2018.

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Forestry on the up says Ewing

With an increase of funding resulting in more woodland creation, buoyant timber prices and a strong demand for wood, Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing says conditions for growth have never been better in the forestry sector.

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Volunteers help clean Dunnottar woods

A host of cubs and scouts last week (24 April) helped the Dunnottar Woodland Park Association give the local woodland a bit of a spring clean.

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Making woodlands work in farming event - 16th May Lanark

A practical afternoon event for farmers and land managers looking at the benefits of woodland creation is to be held at Lanark Agricultural Centre on Wednesday 16th May.

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Farmers encourgaed to find out about grants at Ayr County Show

Farmers attending the Ayr County Show on Saturday 12th May are encouraged to find out more about grants of up to £8,710 per hectare to help cover the cost of woodland creation on their land.

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Laggan Rural Skills Day

Ever fancied trying your hand at some rural skills? Then head along to the Laggan Wolftrax on 11 May (10am until 2pm) and try your hand at a wide range of FREE activities.

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Bright future for National Forest Estate

Scotland’s National Forest Estate now has a bright future and unique opportunity to strengthen its delivery of economic, environmental and social benefits. That was the key message from Rural Affairs Secretary Fergus Ewing when he undertook his first visit to Forest Enterprise Scotland’s (FES) headquarters in Inverness to meet staff.

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Clampdown on illegal access

Motorists who illegally access national forest estate woodlands in North East Scotland face prosecution in a clamp down on anti-social behaviour.

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