Communication and consultations

Forestry Commission Scotland carries out a very diverse range of work on behalf of the Scottish government and the Scottish people. We share what we're doing in our news releases, publications and on social media. We also hold public consultations to enable the public to have input into our plans and strategies. 

We want you to be involved in the work we do and have the opportunity to let us know what you think about how we are supporting and managing the forests of Scotland.

For details of our offices and who to contact, visit our contact page.

Future of Forestry in Scotland

The Scottish Government has now published its consultation on the Future of Forestry in Scotland

The consultation covers proposed organisational arrangements in Scotland, ongoing cross-border arrangements and legislation to cover the development, support and regulation of forestry.   

Regulation of felling and restocking

With the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 being passed, new regulations concerning felling and restocking are being developed.

A public consultation on these proposals is now open and will run until Sunday 14 October 2018.

Whilst remaining as close as possible to the current position, the proposals for new regulations are intended to make the processes more transparent or simpler and to reduce the potential for inappropriate deforestation.

Once the consultation is complete and the results analysed, Regulations will be laid in the Scottish Parliament in order to come into effect on 1 April 2019.

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Gaelic Language Plan 2017 - 2022

Local consultations

Land management plan consultations

We create land management plans to lay out proposals for the woodlands that we manage. We gather views from a range of different stakeholders during the development of each plan and invite comments and suggestions from the public.

View our current land management plan consultations

Recent consultations

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