Public consultations: Have your say

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.

Current consultations

Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-29

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation seeking views on a draft Forestry Strategy for Scotland. The consultation closes on 29 November 2018 and responses will be used to inform the content and structure of the final strategy.

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.

The consultation will run until 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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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

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