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News releases - 2015



£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.


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.