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02 February 2019

Unsung forestry heroes to be recognised

The men of the British Honduran Forestry Unit (BHFU), who travelled 5,000 miles to keep Scotland’s timber supplies alive during WW2, are to be recognised for their heroic contribution. Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has written to the Belize High Commissioner to thank the country’s citizens for their efforts.  He has also...


As part of a District Meeting the Central Borders team visited one of our managed Scottish Finest Woods Award winning forests to look at 1999 and 2001 restocked crops to assess their potential for thinning. The crops were planted with improved seed orchard Sitka spruce and have so far...


31 January 2019

Scottish pine martens repopulating in Welsh mountains

Forest Enterprise Scotland staff are celebrating the success of a pine marten reintroduction programme in Wales, after helping to source and capture specimens from across Scotland. The Pine Marten Recovery Project has been led by the Vincent Wildlife Trust under licence from SNH and in full compliance with the Scottish Code...


25 January 2019

Sitka Spruced team develop forestry application summaries

The Sitka Spruced project team is releasing outreach summaries that introduce scientific techniques and their forestry applications. Each one-page document uses a combination of text and graphics to explain an aspect of science used in the Sitka Spruced project, covering topics from genomic prediction to insect resistance. Developed in collaboration...


15 January 2019

Government to help farmers tackle air pollution in new clean air strategy

The government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution. Agriculture is responsible for 88% of UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other...


11 January 2019

Ewing signals stability and simplicity support for forestry post Brexit

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced action to streamline the process for forestry grant payments. He has also announced a review of the grants scheme to encourage more small scale landowners to take up grants. The measures are designed to provide more stability and simplicity for the...