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16 June 2020
New figures published show that despite the COVID-19 challenges, Scotland delivered over 80 per cent of all new tree planting in the UK.
In total, 10,860 hectares of new woodland were planted, the second highest level since 2001. That means that nearly 22 million more trees were planted in Scotland last...
08 June 2020
An innovative prototype system for automating tree seed planting and propagation has been hailed as a saviour for Scotland’s tree planting programme impacted by COVID-19.
The new system emerged as a response to an open competition - run by the Scottish Government’s CivTech programme in 2019 on behalf of Forestry and...
02 June 2020
As Oak Processionary Moth season begins, the Forestry Commission reminds people to be aware of the pest and report sightings
The public is being urged to report sightings of the tree pest Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars.
Oak Processionary Moth was first identified in London in 2006 and has since spread to some surrounding...
Projects to help improve Scotland’s timber transport network have been awarded £7 million from the Scottish Government.
Forestry is included under Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Route Map, which allows outdoor work such as forestry to fully restart its operations.
The awards are drawn from the Strategic Timber Transport Fund...
22 May 2020
The regular return of red squirrels to a local Fife woodland after an absence of many years is being taken as nature’s ‘thumbs up’ for Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) management of the woodland.
The squirrel sighting - reported by a local resident who had thought to never see red squirrels back in the area in his...
30 April 2020
Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has commended Forestry and Land Scotland’s move to help suppliers weather the COVID-19 lockdown and ensure that essential timber supplies will continue to support frontline healthcare workers.
Working in the spirit of Scottish Government’s supplier relief policies, FLS’s procurement, civil engineering and local teams have developed...
24 April 2020
The British Woodlands Survey 2020 (BWS2020) has been launched and remains open until the end June. In this new survey, researchers want to understand awareness, action and aspiration among Britain’s forestry community to environmental change.
BWS2020 comes five years after the ground-breaking British Woodlands Survey of 2015 which explored the same...
14 April 2020
£10m to boost tree planting in second auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee
£10m available from the Woodland Carbon Guarantee’s £50m pot for farmers and land managers to create new woodlands to help tackle the effects of climate change.
Applicants must apply by 5 June to qualify for the next auction starting on...
26 March 2020
2 April 2020
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20 March 2020
Glastir Woodland Restoration
Glastir Woodland Restoration Expression of Interest Window is Open until 24th of April 2020
The Glastir Woodland Restoration Scheme provides restocking grants for woodlands infected by Phytophthora ramorum and stands of larch to be replanted to help slow down the spread of the disease. When a woodland is clear-felled,...
19 March 2020
Glastir Woodland Creation Grants in Wales
The Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme which provides financial support for new planting is now open to farmers and landowners.
It is now a requirement to used an approved management planner such as Tilhill to submit your expression of interest.
Four different grant categories are available, each with their own...
10 March 2020
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has recently unearthed a secret WW2 underground bunker whilst carrying out felling operations in the Scottish Borders.
It is thought that the small bunker in Craigielands Forest, near Moffat, was used as an operational base for an Auxilliary Unit, a secret branch of the Home Guard,...
06 March 2020
Rural Economy and Tourism Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has welcomed a new report that shows that Scotland has more native woodland than previously reported.
Published as official statistics by the National Forest Inventory (NFI), the study into Woodland Ecological Condition is the largest and most in-depth assessment of the ecological condition of...
05 March 2020
Scottish Government provides £7 million for timber transport projects
Fergus Ewing has reminded local authorities and land owners that they could miss out on funding support for Timber Transport projects if they don’t get application proposals in by the 9th March deadline.
The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF), managed by Scottish Forestry,...
04 March 2020
Lord Goldsmith will present the prizes at Confor's essay and video awards at Westminster on March 24th.
Six young writers and three film-makers have been shortlisted for #TheFutureIsForestry awards and will be honoured at a ceremony in the Churchill Room at the Houses of Parliament - with three prizes of £500,...
03 March 2020
A SOUTH SCOTLAND FOREST & TIMBER TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRY REGIONAL EVENT
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Sure Queens Hotel, Old Annan Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2RB
Free Buffet at 5.15pm before meeting starts at 6pm
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A mixed bag for this event, but each topic is under the limelight just now.
Provision of adequate welfare facilities on...
Forestry and Land Scotland’s deer management programme was hailed as exemplary when Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon,announced a £13 million, five-year venison supply contract between Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) and Highland Game Ltd.
The contract, that was competitively tendered, highlights the significant economic, social and environmental benefits of Forestry and...
Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) programme of converting vacant and derelict land into new forests is soon to reach another major milestone this spring, when a newly remediated site is handed over for tree planting.
The Piperhill site (Galloway) is undergoing the final stages of remediation. The work is being done...
02 March 2020
Trainees in the south of Scotland are going from strength to strength under Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) Modern Apprentice programme.
Already six out of the seven Modern Apprentices have secured full time jobs in the forestry sector. All seven are all fully certified and achieved level 5 in a SCQF...
13 February 2020
Sir Harry Studholme: Forestry is about people – departing Forestry Commission
People have strong views about trees. This energy is inspirational. If we can align this energy with the Forestry Commission’s expertise in partnership and delivering policies and the practical skills of the private forestry sector, we will have a powerful...