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.


Light up the woodlands this weekend for Diwali

Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting members of the local community and faith groups to join the Diwali Festival of Light event at Dams to Darnley Country Park this Saturday (10th November).

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Dogs and horses to stay safe in forests

Horse riders and dog walkers are set to have safer and less stressful visits to the outdoors thanks to a new initiative in Moray forests.

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Expect a spook at Boden Boooooo

Forest Enterprise Scotland is hosting a frightful night of spooky trails and tales for the local community to enjoy this Halloween, as ghosts, ghouls, witches and other creepy characters return to the woods for the spook-tacular celebration.

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New apprenticeship scheme to train forestry machine operators.

Young people looking to pursue an exciting and challenging career in forestry are being invited to apply for a new apprenticeships scheme based in south Scotland.

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Scottish Government fund alleviates pressures from timber lorries

Over £7 million of Scottish Government funding is set to increase the levels of community, social and environmental benefit gained from projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on Scotland’s rural road network.

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Forest vandalism at Clashindarroch

Forest Enterprise Scotland has called in the police to help trace a vandal who is attempting to sabotage efforts to conserve Scottish Wildcats.

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Health and wellbeing programme boosted across the North-east

Branching Out groups in Grampian are to benefit from a £17,000 funding grant from Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and NHS Grampian, Directorate of Public Health, to expand the award-winning health and wellbeing programme in the North-east.

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Forest butterfly survey provides hidden surprise

Proposals to reintroduce a population of rare and endangered butterflies to the Trossachs have been shelved - after preparatory survey work this year found a ‘secret’ population!

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A new vision for forestry

Views are being sought on a new draft Forestry Strategy for Scotland which aims to make the most of precious forestry resources and help cement the country’s reputation as a responsible global citizen.

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