People involved in forest and woodland management are invited to sign up for a course during the autumn of 2015 that explores the principles of forest landscape design.
As well as providing an appreciation and understanding of Scotland’s diverse landscapes and what can make them sensitive to change, the course will illustrate how design principles can help integrate forests into those landscapes.
Nicholas Shepherd, Landscape and Culture Adviser with Forestry Commission Scotland, who will run the informal two-day courses, said:
“We've had very good feedback for the course with people telling us it's been useful, practical and enjoyable. The 'test free' formula for the day has proved to be a winner as well as the fact that it's open to anyone, from landscape novices to people with more experience and knowledge.
“Through a mix of presentations and group exercises, we’ve set out to help people explore the underpinning principles of forest landscape design and how to apply those principles to enhance the local landscape.
“We expect that everyone who takes part will be able to make use of their new found knowledge when preparing and reviewing forest management plans."
Subject to demand, it is intended to run the courses at locations throughout Scotland between September and November 2015.
There will be a non-refundable registration fee of £50 as a contribution towards the costs of setting up the courses.