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News releases - 2015



Litter louts slammed

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

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

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

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.


Turriff woodland access restricted

Delgaty Woods car park is to be closed between 26 Jan and Saturday 7 February, Forestry Commission Scotland has said.


Public warned off Tyrebagger tree felling work

Forestry Commission Scotland is advising all visitors to Tyrebagger forest that they should observe all safety signage in the forests.


Work to improve access to Dalbeattie Forest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Forestry Commission Scotland again meets UKWAS standards

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

Forestry Commission Scotland’s team in Moray and Aberdeenshire has geared up to focus its expertise on helping people choose their perfect Christmas tree.


National Tree Dressing 2014 event at Bluebell Woods

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.


John Muir Way path extension through Kilpatrick Hills gets funding

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

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

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.


Christmas is coming to The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre Aberfoyle

It’ll soon be the time to start gearing up for Christmas – and Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting everyone to come along to The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre and choose their real Christmas tree.


Forestry Commission Scotland cattle score top price

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.


Native Woodland Survey of Scotland wins Innovation Award

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.


Strategic Plans To Guide Future Management of the National Forest Estate

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

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

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

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

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

Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the woodlands it manages around Drumchapel.


A new vision for Auchenshuggle Woods

Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on Auchenschuggle Woods.