Scottish Central Belt

Woods In and Around Towns Initiative (WIAT)

Family walking in urban woodland near Drumchapel, Glasgow. Central Scotland ConservancyThis Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) initiative aims to increase the contribution of woodland to the quality of life in Scotland’s urban and post-industrial areas. This includes areas in and around:

  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Forth
  • Glasgow
  • Clyde Valley
  • Ayrshire
  • Rural towns.

The objectives between 2008 and 2011 include the creation of new woodland, bringing neglected woodland into active management and working with people to help them use their local woodland.

Further information on this programme can be found on the Forestry Commission Scotland WIAT web pages.