Scotland has one of the greatest health challenges of any of the developed nations of Europe.
Forestry Commission Scotland and the whole forest sector can make a positive contribution to the health agenda.
Woods for Health strategy
Woods for Health demonstrates Forestry Commission Scotland's commitment to health improvement. The focus is on making local woodland accessible and welcoming – helping people build healthy activity into their daily lives.
- Download the Woods for Health (PDF 3.3Mb) strategy.
Woods for Health action plan
The Woods for Health action plan (PDF 587k) sets out how the Woods for Health strategy will be implemented between 2009 and 2012.
Hospital Greenspace Case Studies
These case studies look at projects in Dundee and Golspie to encourage the use of green spaces in hospitals.
- Ninewells Hospital, Dundee case study (PDF 906k)
- Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie case study (PDF 877k)
Outdoor Health and Wellbeing Case Studies
The publication Greenspace Design for Health and Wellbeing was commissioned in 2012 by the Forestry Commission and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
The publication included a number of case studies illustrating good practice across the UK.