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.


Helicopter used to complete section of John Muir Way

Three bridges and other path materials are being airlifted on to the Kilpatrick Hills by helicopter to complete a new five mile section of the John Muir Way.

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Architectural design competition for Garden Room at Ninewells Community Garden

NHS Tayside, Ninewells Community Garden and Forestry Commission Scotland are pleased to announce that the Ninewells Garden Room Design Competition has been won by Jonathan Reeve and The Voigt Partnership Limited.

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Orienteering world championships put Affric on global stage

A major orienteering event is soon to kick off in Inverness and Moray and Forest Enterprise Scotland’s team has thanked event organisers for helping to promote biosecurity.

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A82 Loch Ness Harvesting Operations

Following the successful completion of long-term solution to secure the slope above the A82 at Invermoriston, Forestry Commission Scotland is staging two “drop-in” events to publicise the next phase of work that will start after the summer.

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Community benefits from £300k road upgrade

The small Highland community of Polloch is to benefit from a £300k project that will improve a short section of 'life-line' public road to make it suitable for timber lorries.

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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.

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Orienteering World Championships put Affric on global stage

Forestry Commission Scotland is looking forward to welcoming even more overseas visitors to Glen Affric soon as a world-wide television audience catches glimpses of the spectacular venue in coverage of this year’s World Orienteering Championships.

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Additional week required to ensure safer slope

As part of the ongoing slope stability works above the A82 at Glen Righ, Forestry Commission Scotland is to extend traffic management for one week to allow for additional tree felling and debris removal from the hillside.

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New viewing platform for Loch Maree

Forestry Commission Scotland has started work on a new viewing platform at Slattadale, Wester Ross.

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