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News releases - 2015



Commission presses on with long term programme to protect A82

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

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

Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking views from local people on the future development of Carron Valley.


Thinning works to improve Lord Ancrum’s Wood

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

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

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

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

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.


Ittingstone and Culdrain 'consultation update' meeting

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!

Forestry Commission Scotland staff are urging dog owners who visit Countesswells and Foggieton Forests to clean up after their dogs!


New entrants for Highland Starter Farm

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.


Guide for managing non-native forestry species

A guide for foresters on how to manage invasive and non-native forestry species has been published on the Forestry Commission Scotland website.


Views wanted on future of Dalbeattie Forest plan

Forestry Commission Scotland is looking for views on a 10 year Land Management Plan for Dalbeattie Forest and its surrounding woodlands.


New man at the helm

Forestry Commission Scotland’s Lochaber based team has a new man at the helm.


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.