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 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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‘Wyvis Natural Play Park’ is now officially open

A new play area for adventurous youngsters (and others!) has opened (25 June) at Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Bridges trail at Little Garve.

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New harvesting technique for peatland sites

Peatland restoration work carried out by Forest Enterprise Scotland’s (FES) team in the North Highlands has prompted the development of a new harvesting technique.

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Damsel and dragonflies in the spotlight

Damsel and dragonflies are being brought to the attention of visitors to the Coire Loch, Glen Affric.

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Celebrate Pride Outside at Auchenshuggle

Join Forestry Commission Scotland this Saturday, 30th June, in Auchenshuggle Woods to celebrate Pride Outside. Taking place from 12pm – 4pm, members of LGBTQI+ and the local community are invited to join a day of celebrations and fun-filled activities in the woodlands.

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£500,000 grant to boost forestry businesses

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing today announced £500,000 grant funding to help tree nursery and small scale timber businesses expand.

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