Tippers prompt thoughts of car park closure
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.
Achnacarry, Bunarkaig & Clunes Group apply to purchase 1086 Hectares at Glen Mallie and South Loch Arkaig
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
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
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 time
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
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
Forestry Commission Scotland is inviting anyone interested in the management of Scotland’s National Forest Estate (NFE) to take part in a new consultation.
Sir Harry Studholme appointed Chair of Forestry Commission
Sir Harry Studholme has been appointed Chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners for a term of three years.
Help celebrate Scotland’s Finest Woods
With one month to go until the closing date, Scotland’s Finest Woods (SFW) is inviting nominations for the 2014 SFW Awards.
Britain’s forest area hits almost 3m hectares
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
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
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
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.
The Scots Pine has been chosen by the people as the national tree of Scotland.
Glenmore Visitor Centre refit under way
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
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
A new ‘community partnership’ has been set up involving Forestry Commission Scotland and community organisations for Glen Affric.
Bennachie clean up after winter storms
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
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
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.
Storm damage hits Galloway’s forest trails
Many trees are down on Forestry Commission Scotland’s trails in Galloway due to the recent strong winds.
Visitors to Trossachs forests urged to take care
Forestry Commission Scotland’s Aberfoyle based team is urging visitors and local residents to take extra care when visiting local woodlands after recent storms caused some wind blow damage.
Marketing plan takes on Galloway outbreak
Forestry Commission Scotland has united with processors in Galloway to tackle head-on the impact of the P Ramorum outbreak across the area.
Lesmahagow Development Trust applies to lease land for Community Allotments
Lesmahagow Development Trust (LDT) has applied to the National Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) to lease land close to Lesmahagow to develop allotments.
Strategy aims to boost Fife’s woodlands
Fife could see an extra 200,000 trees (100 hectares) planted in the kingdom each year as a result of a new woodland strategy published today.
Students help make Lord Ancrum’s Wood more accessible
Forestry Commission Scotland and students from the Rural Skills Programme at Newbattle Abbey College worked together on a new interpretation panel to help the community explore Lord Ancrum’s Wood.
Success for young people on woodland skills training programme
Latest figures reveal that Forestry Commission Scotland’s woodland-based skills training programme has helped create better prospects for young unemployed people, with half going on to college, finding volunteer roles or jobs within six months of completion.
Full steam ahead for new timber pier on Mull
Mull’s new timber pier is now “open for business” said Scotland’s Education Secretary Michael Russell as he witnessed some of the first cargo being transported off the island today.
Bennachie forest trails closed
Forestry Commission Scotland is warning visitors to the Bennachie Centre that the main Bennachie car park and all trails starting from it are currently closed due to severe wind damage.
Extra drop-in event planned for Nether Horsburgh
Due to popular demand, Forestry Commission Scotland is hosting an extra drop-in event to gather views on the forest design plan for Nether Horsburgh.