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New notification scheme for firewood imports to protect against threats to tree healthNew Notification Scheme For Firewood Imports To Protect Against Threats To Tree Health 19/12/2016
A scheme to protect against pest and disease threats to tree health from imported firewood has been launched.


Complete our forest machinery survey and help improve forestry servicesComplete Our Forest Machinery Survey And Help Improve Forestry Services 01/12/2016
Forest Research is calling on all forest harvesting machinery owners and operators to complete its forest machinery census - and provide valuable data about the current state of the harvesting resource in England, Scotland and Wales.


Business to team up with scientists to tackle PhytophthoraBusiness To Team Up With Scientists To Tackle Phytophthora 10/03/2016
Nursery managers and other plant traders are being invited to take part in scientific research into Phytophthora infections in the trade.


Out-of-print forestry publications made available on lineOut-Of-Print Forestry Publications Made Available On Line 07/01/2016
Out-of-print Forestry Commission technical publications are being brought back to life and made available again in an on-line archive.


Upgrade to Tree Alert pest reporting toolUpgrade To Tree Alert Pest Reporting Tool 10/12/2015
Tree Alert, the Forestry Commission’s on-line tool for reporting suspected tree pests and diseases of concern, has had an upgrade.


Commission Presses On With Long Term Programme To Protect A82 13/03/2015
Efforts to make safe an unstable cliff face above the A82 near Invermoriston will require that the A82 remains closed this weekend, although access will be maintained for emergency vehicles.


Pupils Stargaze The Solar Eclipse 12/03/2015
Over 4,500 school pupils in and surrounding the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park area have been given special viewers to help them watch the total eclipse.


A New Vision For Carron Valley 09/03/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the future development of Carron Valley.


Thinning Works To Improve Lord Ancrum’S Wood 09/03/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is undertaking thinning works at Lord Ancrum’s Wood from 16 March 2015 until 15 May 2015.


More Outdoor Play For Children In Central Scotland 06/03/2015
More children across Central Scotland are set to benefit from additional opportunities for outdoor learning and natural play after Forestry Commission Scotland and children and young people’s charity PEEK, teamed up for joint training in Bishop Loch, Easterhouse.


£100,000 Investment In Moray Monster Trails 20/02/2015
Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead today (Friday 20 February) visited Fochabers to announce a £100,000 investment in Moray Monster mountain bike trails.


Woodfuel: Benefits And Opportunities In The Commercial Sector 19/02/2015
Businesses looking to reduce heating bills and save carbon – and generate income for doing so – are invited to come along to a free event at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) next month (24 March).


Call For Peebles Wood Market Exhibitors 17/02/2015
The Treefest Partnership is inviting all homegrown wood makers to get in touch if they want an opportunity to exhibit at this year’s popular Peebles Wood Market.


New Entrants For Highland Starter Farm 10/02/2015
The first Forestry Commission Scotland starter farm in the Highlands is to be run by Sandy and Kirsteen Douglas, a local family from Quoybrae in Caithness.


Ittingstone And Culdrain 'Consultation Update' Meeting 10/02/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is to hold a consultation update day later this month (Wednesday 18 February) to outline its management plans for both Ittingstone, just outside Huntly and Culdrain near Gartly.


Clean Up Your Dog Mess! 10/02/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland staff are urging dog owners who visit Countesswells and Foggieton Forests to clean up after their dogs!


Views Wanted On Future Of Dalbeattie Forest Plan 06/02/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is looking for views on a 10 year Land Management Plan for Dalbeattie Forest and its surrounding woodlands.


Guide For Managing Non-Native Forestry Species 06/02/2015
A guide for foresters on how to manage invasive and non-native forestry species has been published on the Forestry Commission Scotland website.


New Man At The Helm 02/02/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland’s Lochaber based team has a new man at the helm.


Litter Louts Slammed 28/01/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland staff have slammed Aberdeenshire litter louts after clearing up a van load of rubbish at two local woodlands.


A82 - Loch Lochy Windblow Clearance 27/01/2015
Road users are advised that traffic management will be in place at Loch Lochy next week (w/c 2 Feb) as Forestry Commission Scotland steps in to clear up some windblown trees adjacent to the A82.


Tyrebagger Forest – Traffic Management Tuesday 27 January 26/01/2015
Forest visitors are reminded that traffic management will be in place on the B979 tomorrow (Tuesday 27 January) between 9.30 and 3.30.


Dalmally Community Company (Dcc) Makes Nfls Bid For Loch Awe Site 20/01/2015
Dalmally Community Company (DCC) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase approximately 0.7 hectares of land at Kinachreachan on the side of Loch Awe.


Public Warned Off Tyrebagger Tree Felling Work 16/01/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising all visitors to Tyrebagger forest that they should observe all safety signage in the forests.


Turriff Woodland Access Restricted 16/01/2015
Delgaty Woods car park is to be closed between 26 Jan and Saturday 7 February, Forestry Commission Scotland has said.


Work To Improve Access To Dalbeattie Forest 14/01/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is to carry out work next month to improve access to the entrance of Dalbeattie Town Wood’s popular walking trails.


Glen Righ Rock Works Return 06/01/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland’s (FCS) geotechnical team will be returning to work in the Glen Righ for Monday 19th January.


Tyrebagger Wood Closed For Forestry Works 05/01/2015
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising members of the public that Tyrebagger Wood (5km west of Aberdeen on the A96) will be closed as from Tuesday 6 January until mid February to allow forestry operations to take place.


Hunt On For Winning Woods 19/12/2014
Businesses, school, communities and individuals are being urged to find out if their woodland is one of the best!


New Caterers To Start At Kirroughtree Centre 15/12/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed Churchill Catering Ltd to run the café services at Kirroughtree visitor centre.


Starter Farm Tenants Meet To Boost Their Business 15/12/2014
Tenants from all seven Forestry Commission Scotland starter farms came together last week for a forum to share their experiences and help to develop their farming businesses.


Effort In Disease Fight Praised 12/12/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has extended its thanks to woodland owners and managers across Scotland for their huge level of cooperation and support in working to help slow the spread of Phytophthora ramorum on larch.


Get Into The Christmas Spirit At Blairadam Forest 05/12/2014
Combine a trip to pick up your perfect Christmas tree with a beautiful winter walk with the family at Blairadam Forest, near Kelty.


Kilfinan Community Forest Company Apply To Purchase Upper Acharossan Forest 03/12/2014
Kilfinan Community Forest Company (KCFC) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase approximately 432 hectares of woodland at Upper Acharossan, near Tighnabruaich.


National Tree Dressing 2014 Event At Bluebell Woods 03/12/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting families and locals to join them for their multi-cultural, interactive tree dressing event at Bluebell Woods, Johnstone on Saturday 6 December 2014.


Forestry Commission Scotland Again Meets Ukwas Standards 03/12/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has recently been re-audited against the United Kingdom Woodland Assurance Standard – and passed with flying colours.


Christmas Tree Magic At Tyrebagger 03/12/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in Moray and Aberdeenshire has geared up to focus its expertise on helping people choose their perfect Christmas tree.


John Muir Way Path Extension Through Kilpatrick Hills Gets Funding 27/11/2014
Funding has been secured to develop a five kilometre path extension to the John Muir Way that will take walkers and cyclists up on to the Kilpatrick Hills.


Work Starts On Cuningar Loop’S Bike Skills Park 26/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s £5.7 million Cuningar Loop project that is transforming 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde into an attractive woodland park is all set for work to start on the design and build of the bike skills park in the activity zone.


Focus On Farm Woodland To Boost Economic Value Of Forests 25/11/2014
Farmers across Central Scotland, Ayrshire and Fife are being urged to consider woodland management and planting to help improve farm incomes and boost the region’s economy.


Native Woodland Survey Of Scotland Wins Innovation Award 21/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s eight year project to survey all of Scotland’s native woodlands has won first prize in the Innovation category at this year’s RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards.


Forestry Commission Scotland Cattle Score Top Price 21/11/2014
The success of Forestry Commission Scotland’s conservation grazing project has had a welcome endorsement recently – when the sale of 24 first cross heifers brought in the top price of the day.


Strategic Plans To Guide Future Management Of The National Forest Estate 19/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has published ten refreshed strategic plans describing how its locally based teams around the country will manage the estate over the next three years.


Santa Makes Welcome Return To Bin Forest 19/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting children of all ages to come to the Bin Forest on Saturday 6 December - and visit Santa.


Communities Liaison Set To Get Even Better 17/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland will build on its existing work with local communities to derive increased benefit from the National Forest Estate, thanks to a recently completed ‘health check’ on community engagement.


Volunteers Boost Wildlife At Heathhall 13/11/2014
A Dumfries based company has teamed up with Forestry Commission Scotland in an effort to boost wildlife in Heathhall Woodland.


Lumberjill Shares Stories On Armistice Day 11/11/2014
One of Scotland’s oldest ‘lumberjills’ today met with her modern day counterparts from Forestry Commission Scotland to recount her fond memories of working in the Women’s Timber Corp, back in the 1940s.


A New Vision For Drumchapel Woods 10/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the woodlands it manages around Drumchapel.


A New Vision For Auchenshuggle Woods 10/11/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on Auchenschuggle Woods.


New Bat Boxes For Deuchny Wood 31/10/2014
One of Perth’s most popular recreational woodlands has taken on a new role as a biodiversity hotspot.


Forestry Commission Scotland Appoint New Forester For Fife And Clackmannanshire 31/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed forester, Andrew Clark as the new Community, Recreation and Tourism manager for Fife and Clackmannanshire.


Scottish Native Woodlands Dataset Online 30/10/2014
An online tool that offers an overview of Scotland’s Native woodlands is now available on Scotland’s Environment web pages.


New Wildlife Hide For Mull 30/10/2014
A new wildlife hide has opened at Forestry Commission Scotland’s picnic site at Fishnish.


Glen Righ Landslips Not Result Of Forestry Felling 29/10/2014
Following the success of a massive operation to clear landslip debris from the A82 at Glen Righ, Forestry Commission Scotland’s Civil Engineers have identified the cause of the problem - a series of landslips on the open hill above the forest.


Tree Felling At Heathhall Woodland 24/10/2014
Tree felling is to commence at one of Dumfries’ popular recreation hotspots on Monday 3rd November.


Trail Rebuild Project At Bennachie 24/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is closing sections of one of the most popular trails on Bennachie – to carry out a £20,000 rebuild.


Scottish Woodfuel Sector Update Meeting 24/10/2014
Biomass suppliers and the owners and operators of biomass installations are being urged to attend a free seminar at Stirling Auction Mart next month (5 November) to learn about important industry developments coming into effect in 2015.


Tree Felling Work To Begin At Glentress 17/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland will be starting an eight month tree felling programme at Glentress Forest and is urging visitors to follow the diversion signs on biking and walking trails.


Pupils Celebrate New High Route On The Great Glen Way 16/10/2014
A school group from Glenurquhart Primary School visited the High Route on The Great Glen Way last week to see a new “troll” bridge they helped design.


Leanachan Masterplan Takes Another Step Forward 13/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise are inviting local people, businesses and communities to give their feedback on the completed Leanachan Masterplan.


Ord Hill Fire Averted 10/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland staff are urging forest visitors to use some common sense when out and about after firemen had to be called out to deal with a ‘rogue’ campfire.


Wood Market Is “Tree-Mendous” 09/10/2014
This year’s Wood Market in Peebles plans to be the best ever with a huge range of activities and wood products on offer.


Path Repairs To Loch Side Route 01/10/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has completed £230,000 of path upgrade work along the West Highland Way at Loch Lomond-side.


Greenspace Funding Available To Transform Central Belt 01/10/2014
Projects that breathe new life into vacant and derelict land, boost active travel and improve the lives of disadvantaged communities can now share in a £500,000 cash boost.


Another Top Award For Mull Eagle Watch 29/09/2014
The popular Mull Eagle Watch project has scooped the prestigious 5 Star Wildlife Experience award from VisitScotland.


A New Vision For Easterhouse Woods 29/09/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the five woodlands it manages around Easterhouse.


Study To Gauge Economic Impact Of Scotland’S Forest Industries 26/09/2014
Scotland’s forest industries are being urged to take part in a survey that aims to establish an updated picture of forestry’s contribution to the Scottish economy.


Dunnottar And Denlethen Tree Felling Work 23/09/2014
In a bid to help ensure visitor safety during tree felling operations, Forestry Commission Scotland is advising everyone coming to Dunnottar and Denlethen forests to observe all signage.


The Scottish Wildlife Trust Apply To Purchase Woodland At Barracks, Rannoch 22/09/2014
The Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 4,487 hectares of woodland at Barracks, Rannoch.


The Embo Trust (Urras Euraboil) Apply To Purchase Land In Fourpenny Plantation, Embo, Near Dornoch 22/09/2014
The Embo Trust (Urras Euraboil) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase a recently-felled area of Fourpenny Plantation. The area amounts to approximately 17 hectares.


Corniehaugh 'Consultation Update' 22/09/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting local groups and individuals to offer comment on the latest draft plans for the proposed land management plan for Corniehaugh in the Deveron valley, Rothiemay.


University Acclaim For Lifetime’S Work In Forestry 18/09/2014
A life’s work dedicated to forestry and its history saw Norman Davidson awarded the accolade of Master of the University of the Highlands and Islands today (Saturday 20 September).


New app solves problem of identifying young trees and shrubsNew App Solves Problem Of Identifying Young Trees And Shrubs 18/09/2014
A new app-based field guide from the Forestry Commission has been launched to help identify almost 100 tree and shrub seedlings under one year old that are commonly found in British woods and forests.


Free Renewable Heat Incentive Seminar To Help Businesses Cut Costs 16/09/2014
Businesses across Dumfries and Galloway are being invited to a Dumfries and Galloway Woodfuel Forum meeting (21st October 2014) to find out how to cut heating costs and make their business more profitable and sustainable by switching to renewable woodfuel heating.


Long-Term Vision Aims To Improve And Enhance Glenmore 15/09/2014
Members of the public are being invited to come along to a drop in session (Thursday 25 September) to find out about and give their views on the long term management of publicly owned land in Glenmore and Upper Rothiemurchus forests.


Artist Scoops Award For Skytower Sculpture In Airdrie 09/09/2014
Artist Rob Mulholland has scooped an award for his Skytower sculpture in Airdrie, inspired by input from local school children.


Mull Eagle Watch Soars To New Heights 05/09/2014
The Mull Eagle Watch partnership project has just been awarded a gold rating by UK-wide Green Tourism Business Scheme.


Scolty Upgrade 05/09/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising members of the public that its car park at Scolty (Mains of Auchattie, 1 mile south west of Banchory) will be closed from 10th-12th September.


Lochaber Conservation Grazing Project's Show Success 04/09/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland use of Highland cattle to manage conservation grazing sites across the National Forest Estate has met with double success.


Glengarry Community Woodland Group Apply To Purchase Invergarry Woodland 04/09/2014
Glengarry Community Woodland Steering Group has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase the former Forestry Depot and adjacent woodland in Invergarry. The area amounts to approximately 30.5 hectares.


Tentsmuir Car Park To Close For Two Weeks 29/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising members of the public that there will only be weekend access to Tentsmuir Car Park at the end of September.


Whispers In The Woods 29/08/2014
A local string quartet will next month (Saturday 13 September) visit bennachie to premiere a unique work about the crofting history at the hill.


Business Opportunity At Kirroughtree Visitor Centre 28/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is offering a business opportunity for a catering company to run its services at the new Kirroughtree visitor centre in Galloway Forest Park.


Hunt On For Fly Tippers 26/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is asking for help from members of the public as after another spate of fly-tipping.


Discover How Nature Matters To All At Your Commonwealth Wood 26/08/2014
Local people are being invited to join in a range of outdoor activities including foraging walks, storytelling, face-painting and woodland crafts, at a ‘Woodland Discovery Day’ at Castlemilk on Sunday, 31 August 2014.


Woodland Activity Programmes For People With Early-Stage Dementia 22/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting families and friends of people with early-stage dementia to get signed up to an innovative, exciting and fun programme of woodland activities.


Glen Righ Forestry Operations In September 20/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is advising motorists and local road users that from 1 September traffic management will be in place at Glen Righ just north of the Corran Ferry.


Path Works Set To Make Mountain Hike Better 20/08/2014
Volunteers are busy hard at work upgrading one of Glenmore Forest Park’s most popular walks.


Highland Starter Farm Applications Now Open 19/08/2014
Applications are now open for new farmers to run the first Forestry Commission Scotland starter farm in the Highlands.


Big Judging Weekend For Starter Farm Tenants 11/08/2014
This weekend coming (16 Aug) four of Forestry Commission Scotland’s starter farm tenants will be taking centre stage and judging on the agricultural circuit.


The Lodge Gets Five-Star Boost - Visitscotland Award For Trossachs Tourism Attraction 07/08/2014
Almost a year to the day since it reopened following a £2.4 million refurbishment by Forestry Commission Scotland, The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle has been awarded five-star status as part of VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme.


Great Glen Way - ‘High Route’ Launched 05/08/2014
One of Scotland’s Great Trails, The Great Glen Way, which has been upgraded with a 17km section of newly completed high level alternative, was officially re-opened today (Tuesday 5 August) by author and broadcaster Cameron McNeish.


Lord Ancrum’S Wood More Accessible To Visitors With New Parking 01/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has created a 16 space car park at Newbattle Abbey College to make Lord Ancrum’s Wood more accessible to visitors.


Family Fun Day At Larbert Woods 01/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting parents and children to keep Sunday 17 August free for the Larbert Fun Day taking place at Larbert Woods in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital.


Aerial Application Trial Postponed Until Next Year 01/08/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has postponed its aerial application trial of a fungicide until 2015 – mainly because of the weather!


Forest Tourism Supporting The Local Economy 31/07/2014
The multi-million pound investment in Galloway Forest Park’s new visitor centres has been hailed as a “great boost for the local economy” by Environment & Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse.


Culbin Survey To Improve Visitor Experience 25/07/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is carrying out a survey in and around Culbin Forest to find out how the visitor experience there might be improved.


Close Shave For 3 Quines 24/07/2014
Three women in Forestry Commission Scotland’s Huntly based team have so far raised £2000 for north east cancer charities by having their heads shaved.


Helping People Discover The Wonder Of Sea Eagles 21/07/2014
A programme of activities to encourage more people to come and watch magnificent white-tailed sea eagles in Fife forests was launched today (Monday 21 July 2014).


Forestry Commission Scotland Steps Up Precautionary Measures For A Potential Tree Pest 17/07/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is stepping up its precautionary surveillance of a comparatively recently discovered moth in Scotland until more is known about its status and its potential to cause extensive damage to pine trees in current and predicted future Scottish conditions.


Enzie Crossroads Community Woodland Association Apply To Purchase Woodland At Longhill, Moray 16/07/2014
Enzie Crossroads Community Woodland Association (ECCWA)has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 3 hectares of woodand at Longhill, Moray.


Dalavich Improvement Group Applies To Nfls For Hydro Scheme 16/07/2014
Dalavich Improvement Group (DIG) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease 4.5 hectares of land in Dalavich Oakwoods, nr Taynuilt, for a run-of-river hydro scheme


Barr Parish Development Co, Apply To Nfls 15/07/2014
Barr Parish Development Co. Ltd. (BPDC) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase land and buildings at Dinmurchie, Barr, in Ayrshire.


Tree-Mendous! Over 9 Million Visits To Scotland’S National Forests 14/07/2014
A recent survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland has revealed that 9.1 million visits are made to the National Forest Estate every year.


Cuningar Loop Mobile Museum And Exhibition Goes On The Road 11/07/2014
James Winnett, Cuningar Loop’s artist in residence, has created a mobile museum of unearthed artefacts found among rubble of the former landfill site, which will be exhibited at GREEN2014 from 15th July –26th August at The Lighthouse.


Forestry Commission Scotland Blasts Irresponsible Mountain Bikers 11/07/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is calling for help in bringing to book vandals who are damaging a 4000 year-old burial cairn.


Webcam Ospreys Back On For Viewing 09/07/2014
Up to date footage of Tweed Valley ospreys rearing their chicks can once again be seen at the two viewing centres at Glentress Forest and Kailzie Gardens.


New All-Abilities Trail Opened At Achnabreac 07/07/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has just opened a new all-abilities trail in Kilmichael Forest which takes in stunning scenery and highlights the area’s famous cup and ring marked stones.


Minister Launches Blueprint For Sustainable Deer Management On The National Forest Estate 04/07/2014
Environment & Climate Change Minister today (Friday 4 July) visited Scone Game Fair and highlighted the need for effective and responsible deer management across Scotland.


Budding Business Opportunity At Donview 03/07/2014
Budding business magnates looking for a place to start up their first enterprise are being offered two surplus buildings at Donview.


Drama Continues Over Mull Sea Chick’S Fall From Nest 03/07/2014
Dramatic webcam footage has revealed that the famous BBC Springwatch sea eagle chick was pushed out of the nest by another immature eagle.


Corniehaugh 'Consultation Update' Meeting 01/07/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is to hold a consultation update day next month (Wednesday 16 July) to outline its management plan for Corniehaugh in the Deveron valley, Rothiemay.


Morvern Community Woodlands (Company) Community Acquisition Application To Purchase Land At Achnaha, Nr Lochaline 01/07/2014
Morvern Community Woodlands (Company) (MCW) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 8 hectares of woodland at Achnaha, on the Morvern peninsula.


Webcam Eagle Chick Takes A Tumble 01/07/2014
An urgent rescue mission to save the famous BBC sea eagle chick after it fell 30 feet from its nest has had a successful ending.


Drynachan Forest Roadside Rhododendron Clearance 30/06/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising road users and local residents of traffic management that will be in place on the A82 just north of Invergarry for one week from 7th of July.


Woodland Art Day To Ease Move For Primary Pupils 24/06/2014
Pupils from five Aberdeenshire primary schools will get the chance to create and install their own “Magic Forest” artworks when they take part in a community art project.


Commission Calls For Help Against Fly-Tippers 23/06/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is calling on members of the public to help combat fly-tippers.


Action To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour In Galloway’S Forests 23/06/2014
Police Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland are teaming up to crack down on anti-social behaviour in Galloway Forest Park ahead of the summer season.


New School With Green Fingers Wins National Award 23/06/2014
An Irvine primary school that has only been occupied for 18 months has got off to a flying start and won a prestigious national award.


Scotland’S Finest Woodlands Celebrated At Annual Awards 20/06/2014
Environment & Climate Change Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, welcomed the drive, enthusiasm and innovation in this year’s Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards winners.


Funding Secured For New Features In Cuningar Loop Activity Zone 16/06/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland project, Cuningar Loop, is to benefit from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, which will expand the features of its proposed Activity Zone.


New Chair For Forestry Forum In Perth And Argyll 12/06/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland today welcomed Richard Stirling-Aird (FRICS)


Training Course In Forest Landscape Design 11/06/2014
People involved in forest and woodland management are invited to sign up for a course during the autumn of 2014 that explores the principles of forest landscape design


Local People Invited To Join Family Adventure Day In The Woods 09/06/2014
Local families are being invited to join a family fun day with a range of outdoor activities at Garscadden Commonwealth Wood in Drumchapel on Saturday 14 June 2014.


New Bird’S-Eye View Of Mull’S Eagles 09/06/2014
People from all over the world will now be able to see live footage of Mull’s white-tailed sea eagles through a new satellite technology viewing project.


Tweed Valley Osprey Chicks Perish 09/06/2014
The three osprey chicks in this year’s Tweed Valley Osprey Project have all died after the adult female fled the nest for days.


New Legislation To Help Tackle Larch Disease In Southern Scotland 06/06/2014
A new Plant Health Order will now make it easier for the forestry sector to deal with the extensive outbreak of Phytophthora ramorum on larch trees in south west Scotland, especially when it comes to administering the movement of infected materials.


Teddy Bears' Picnic At Old Mine Nature Park 05/06/2014
If you go down to the woods today...make sure you bring your teddy bear!


Queen’S View Visitor Centre To Re-Open For Business 02/06/2014
The new team behind the Queen’s View Visitor Centre is so confident of a bumper summer that they’re looking to take on new staff to help satisfy visitor demand.


Five Years On The Trot 30/05/2014
A Cairngorms beach - 300m above sea level and on the shores of a freshwater loch - has won a prestigious national award for a fifth time!


Commonwealth Games Inspire Woodland Workout 20/05/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging young people to feel the benefit of the Commonwealth Games with a new Woodland Workout pack.


Coronation Meadow In Full Bloom 19/05/2014
Now is the time to see one of Scotland’s Coronation Meadows at its finest.


Aerial Application Of Fungicide Trial In Millbuie Forest, Black Isle 16/05/2014
In a bid to assess new techniques to help reduce the impact of a serious fungal disease of pine woodlands, Forestry Commission Scotland is planning to conduct the second of three annual aerial application trials on the national forest estate this June.


Sunart Community Company Apply To Purchase Plot Adjacent To The Old School House, Strontian 13/05/2014
Sunart Community Company (SCCo) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase a plot of land of approximately 0.14 hectares adjacent to the old schoolhouse in Strontian.


Glen Righ Tree Felling Resumes – To Take On Some Monster Trees 12/05/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is resuming harvesting work at Glen Righ on 27th May and will be dealing with some of the biggest trees that have had to be felled to date.


Horse Logging Demo At Glentress Forest – Saturday May 17Th 06/05/2014
Woodland owners and the public are being invited to see horse logging in action in the heart of Glentress Forest on Saturday, May 17th.


Farm Woodland Management And Woodfuel Demonstration 01/05/2014
Finding out how to make the best use of farm and estate woodlands is the focus of an event being staged next month (Tuesday 27 May 2014).


Glen Affric Haven For Dragonflies 01/05/2014
A survey of two Highland SSSI sites has revealed that they are secret havens for dragonflies and damselflies.


Scottish Timber Availability Good Over Next 50 Years - But Work To Be Done 30/04/2014
The 50 year outlook for Scotland’s timber industries is looking positive, according to a report published by the Forestry Commission today, but close collaboration with the forest industries will be important to ensure that a consistent timber supply is delivered.


Busy Bees At Glentress 29/04/2014
There’s a real buzz going on at Glentress Forest now that a new demonstration hive has been installed in the WildWatch centre.


Queen’S View Visitor Centre To Re-Open For Business 29/04/2014
The recently refurbished Queen’s View Visitor Centre will re-open for business towards the end of May.


Starter Farm Opportunity Planned For Tayside 28/04/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is to create a new starter farm in Tayside – giving a new entrant a valuable first step into running their own farming business.


New Countesswells Path Opens Up Woodland Access – And Woodland Skills 23/04/2014
A £10K project to develop a new path as part of Countesswells Forest’s red trail has also helped two new recruits to the local Forestry Commission Scotland team to improve their skills base.


Glenmore Visitor Centre Refurb'ed, Refreshed, Re-Opened 08/04/2014
Visitors to Glenmore in the Cairngorms National Park will be able to take advantage of much more that the area has to offer thanks to a new look Visitor Centre near Loch Morlich.


Rosal Clearance Village Secure For Future 07/04/2014
In recognition of the cultural and historic significance of Rosal clearance village, Forestry Commission Scotland is to continue managing the historically significant site as part of the National Forest Estate.


50 Years Service For Forestry Worker Recognised 07/04/2014
A forestry supervisor who has retired after 50 years of service with Forestry Commission Scotland enjoyed a fitting send-off with colleagues recently…..with a day in the woods.


A Rubbish Start To The Week 07/04/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in Lochaber is urging everyone who visits local tourist sites to take their litter home – or to dispose of it appropriately.


Galloway Forest Park - Easter Forest Festival 04/04/2014
Galloway Forest Park is marking the arrival of spring this year with a four-day, fun-packed Forest Festival, offering greats days out and activities for families and people of all ages. (11-14th April)


More Outdoor Learning For North Lanarkshire Children 04/04/2014
More children across North Lanarkshire are set to benefit from structured outdoor learning after its early years practitioners completed Forest Kindergarten training.


Glen Righ Work Break For Easter 03/04/2014
Phase 2 of Forestry Commission Scotland’s slope stabilization works at Glen Righ has been successfully completed in time for Easter.


Regional Forestry Forum Seeks Chair 03/04/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit a new Chair for its Perth & Argyll Regional Forestry Forum.


Cash Boost For Greenspace In Central Scotland 27/03/2014
Six projects across the central belt are to share in £242,000 of funding that will improve access to high quality greenspace for local people.


Further Funding Boost For Timber Transport 25/03/2014
Efforts to minimize the impact of timber transport on Scotland’s rural roads have been given a £3M boost.


Highland Glen Home Of Giants 24/03/2014
Reelig Glen, a Forestry Commission Scotland site near Inverness, is home to four of the tallest trees in Britain – one of which is also the tallest of its kind in Europe!


Good Friday Fun At Larbert Woods 20/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting children and parents to come and enjoy an Easter Eggstravaganza at Larbert woods.


Colour Fight At Outdoor Holi Event 20/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is funding an outdoor event to celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Colour, on Saturday 29th March at Vogrie Country Park, Gorebridge.


Explore The Woods Event At Toryglen 20/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting community groups, children and parents to come and enjoy an Explore the Woods event at Malls Mire community woodland in Toryglen.


First Starter-Farm Planned For The Highlands 18/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is to create a new ‘starter-farm’ in Caithness – giving a new farmer an opportunity to get their first foothold into the farming industry.


Drop-In Meeting For Corniehaugh 14/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is holding a drop-in afternoon to gather information and comments to help guide the production of an integrated land management plan for an area of land called Corniehaugh, near Rothiemay.


Msps Give Thumbs Up To National Tree 11/03/2014
The Scottish Parliament has officially declared the Scots Pine as the national tree of Scotland.


Woodland Skills Training Programme At Bluebell Woods Wins Award 10/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s woodland-based skills training programme run by Phoenix Futures, helping young people with addiction issues move to the next stage of their recovery, has won an award for work carried out at Bluebell Woods in Johnstone.


Tippers Prompt Thoughts Of Car Park Closure 07/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s Aberdeenshire team is appealing to members of the public to help keep a popular car park open – by reporting incidents of fly tipping.


Public Safety Concern Forces Closure Of Limerigg Footpath 07/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland has closed the path to the west of Limerigg due to public safety concerns.


Achnacarry, Bunarkaig & Clunes Group Apply To Purchase 1086 Hectares At Glen Mallie And South Loch Arkaig 05/03/2014
Achnacarry, Bunarkaig and Clunes (ABC) Group has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase 1086 hectares at Glen Mallie and South Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.


Lochwatch Apply To Purchase 2 Hectares Of Land At Kinachreachan, Loch Awe 05/03/2014
Lochwatch has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to purchase approximately 2 hectares of land at Kinachreachan on the side of Loch Awe.


Creetown Initiative Ltd Application To Lease Land Within Balloch Wood, Near Creetown For Hydro Scheme 05/03/2014
Creetown Initiative Ltd has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease an area of land within Balloch Wood in Galloway Forest District amounting to approximately 1.2 hectares.


UK woodland carbon goes on sale for first timeUk Woodland Carbon Goes On Sale For First Time 05/03/2014
The first units of carbon dioxide set to be sequestered, or removed from the atmosphere, by woodlands validated under the UK’s Woodland Carbon Code have been notified for sale for the first time.


Youngsters Launch Commonwealth Woods Medal Routes In Easterhouse 04/03/2014
Youngsters and community groups have launched the Commonwealth Woods Medal Routes at Bishop Loch in Easterhouse today (Tuesday, 4 March).


Have Your Say On Future Of The National Forest Estate In Your Area 04/03/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting anyone interested in the management of Scotland’s National Forest Estate (NFE) to take part in a new consultation.


Help Celebrate Scotland’S Finest Woods 03/03/2014
With one month to go until the closing date, Scotland’s Finest Woods (SFW) is inviting nominations for the 2014 SFW Awards.


Sir Harry Studholme appointed Chair of Forestry CommissionSir Harry Studholme Appointed Chair Of Forestry Commission 03/03/2014
Sir Harry Studholme has been appointed Chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners for a term of three years.


Britain’S Forest Area Hits Almost 3M Hectares 24/02/2014
The Forestry Commission has published new National Forest Inventory data showing that Great Britain has about two and a half times more forest and woodland than it had 100 years ago.


Morvern First To Invest In Forestry Hydro Scheme 20/02/2014
The people of Morvern have become the first community group in Scotland to invest their own money into a hydro scheme on land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.


First Detailed Map Of Scotland’S Native Woodlands 03/02/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland today (Monday 3 February) unveiled Scotland’s first complete map and dataset of native woodlands – the result of an eight year Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS).


District Heating Schemes: The Cheaper, Greener Alternative 30/01/2014
With heating and power costs placing an ever increasing burden on business budgets, organisations throughout the public, private and third sector are invited to find out how wood-fuelled District Heating schemes could save them money – and generate income.


Tree-Mendous - Scots Pine Is National Tree Symbol. 29/01/2014
The Scots Pine has been chosen by the people as the national tree of Scotland.


Glenmore Visitor Centre Refit Under Way 21/01/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glenmore Visitor Centre will close its doors following trading on 26 January so that a refit of the building can be carried out in time for the Easter holiday.


Bennachie Windblow Update 21/01/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is urging people to follow instructions on site signage around Bennachie as work gets underway to clear windblown trees.


New Community Partnership With Forestry Commission Set Up For Glen Affric 13/01/2014
A new ‘community partnership’ has been set up involving Forestry Commission Scotland and community organisations for Glen Affric.


Bennachie Clean Up After Winter Storms 10/01/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in the north east is advising visitors to Bennachie forest to take care when venturing into the woods as work starts to clear wind blown trees.


New Year Brings Latest Phase Of A82 Glen Righ Operations 07/01/2014
Forestry Commission Scotland is advising local residents and road users that its next phase of slope stability operations at Glen Righ (south of Fort William) will begin on Monday 13th January.


Have Your Say On Shaping Plans For The Kilpatrick Hills 06/01/2014
Following earlier community consultations over the last two years, Forestry Commission Scotland is holding follow up drop-in days to gather comments on the proposed forest design plan for the Kilpatrick Hills.