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.


Public urged to 'keep it clean' as Rowardennan larch hit by disease

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is urging visitors to Rowardennan Forest (East Loch Lomond) to stick to paths and follow good biosecurity practice outlined in the ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign.

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Students prepare for nursery visits

Students from the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts are this week (4-8 December) welcoming nursery and P1 children to Tyrebagger Wood as they come to choose their Christmas tree.

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New uplift service at Innerleithen and Ae forests in top gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland is joining forces with a new company - Adrenalin Uplift - to provide a new bespoke shuttle service at both Innerleithen and Ae Forest’s downhill mountain bike routes.

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Glentress forest tourism project takes a step closer

Planning applications for 56 secluded eco-cabins and 16km of new trails at Glentress Forest have now been submitted to Scottish Borders Council.

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Tree-mendous renewable energy boost

Scotland’s national forest estate now has installed capacity of over 1 GW of renewable energy, generating enough electricity for around 500,000 homes each year.

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Forestry Commission Scotland’s volunteer scoops up community impact award

One of Forestry Commission Scotland’s volunteers has won a top accolade at the Ethnic Minority Impact Awards 2017 for his commendable work in the local community.

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300 forest bags for families in central belt

Children and families across five local authority areas in central Scotland are set to benefit from 300 Forestry Commission Scotland Forest Family Bags, which will enable families to borrow a rucksack full of advice, ideas, resources and fun activities to support and encourage safe outdoor play in the woodlands.

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Modern Apprentice opportunity for budding foresters

Forest Enterprise Scotland is on the search for eight new Modern Apprentices to begin a career in forestry.

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Female students encouraged to apply for hi-tech opportunities

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is offering two female students the chance to gain hi-tech skills which will improve their future employment prospects.

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