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.


Machines demo to help boost small scale harvesting

A demonstration of small to medium sized harvesting machinery in February 2016 aims to show small scale forestry businesses how the new Forestry Grant Scheme can help boost their businesses.

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Glen Affric wins another 'World's Best' title

The men’s long distance course from this year’s World Orienteering Championships held in Glen Affric, has been voted “Orienteering Course of the Year 2015”.

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New Head of Estates Development

Michael Ansell is to take up a new role as Head of Estates Development at Forest Enterprise Scotland at the beginning of January next year.

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Tentsmuir Forest car park re-opens

Visitors to Tentsmuir Forest will from next week (Monday 14 December) be able to access the re-opened beach-side car park – but Forest Enterprise Scotland is warning that there is still much to do on the site.

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Perth & Argyll Regional Forestry Forum seeks new members

Perth and Argyll Regional Forestry Forum is looking for six new members to help guide the work of Forestry Commission Scotland’s local Conservancy team.

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North Sutherland community aims to buy land at Forsinain

North Sutherland Community Forest Trust (NSCFT) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 37 hectares of land at Forsinain Plantation, North Sutherland.

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Scots forestry a hidden £1 billion economic success story -

A new report published today reveals that Scotland’s forestry sector is a hidden success story and is contributing nearly £1 billion to the economy through forest management, timber processing and recreation – a substantial increase from the previous figure of £670 million.

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Forest fairies help nursery children find perfect tree

Around 750 nursery school children are to visit the Tyrebagger Christmas Tree sales centre next week (w/c Monday 30 November) to find the woodland fairies who will help them choose the perfect tree for their schools.

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New MtB skills area at Winding Walks, Fochabers

Specialists are putting the finishing touches to a new Mtb skills facility at Winding Walks, Fochabers but local bikers are being urged to stay away – until the New Year (12 January 2016).

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