Policy & Lobbying
Forestry
Scotland’s forests and woodlands are diverse and include a wide variety of tree species from productive conifers to native broadleaves. This range of trees provides suitable habitats for a number of Scotland’s best loved species including the red squirrel. The timber industry also supports a significant proportion of jobs in often remote rural areas. The contribution of trees to tackling climate change has also been recognised as trees sequester carbon during growth and can be used as a carbon neutral fuel source and building material. There is no room for complacency within the sector because the Scottish Forestry Strategy 2006 sets out an ambitious target of woodland expansion in Scotland from 17% to 25% by 2050.

Policy positions
  • Scottish Land & Estates is broadly supportive of the Scottish Government’s target to increase woodland cover to 25% in Scotland but we are aware that it is essential to plant the right trees in the right places.
  • Meeting this Scottish Government target is proving to be a challenge for the sector for a number of reasons including problems with the current grant system. Scottish Land & Estates believes that if the ambitious target is to be reached, the grant system for forestry must be simplified in order to encourage planting.
  • Scottish Land & Estates believes that it is extremely important that the many benefits which forestry provides are recognised by the Scottish Government and by the public at large: they help to tackle climate change, provide jobs for people, support other wildlife and offer recreational opportunities.
Current areas of work
  • Red band needle blight (RBNB):
  • RBNB is an economically important disease of conifers which causes premature needle defoliation, resulting in loss of yield and, in severe cases, tree death. Since the 1990s there has been an increase in reports of the disease in Europe, mainly on sub-species of black pine and lodge pole pine. In Britain, the disease status has changed markedly since the late 1990s and is now found in many forests growing susceptible pine species. RBNB was detected at FCS Newton Nursery in July 2010 and at two private nurseries during August 2010. The Forestry Commission has issued a Research Note about the disease.
  • Woodland pastures:
  • A new grant called Controlled Livestock Grazing of Woodland was introduced through SRDP Rural Priorities in late May/early June 2010. The grant aims to encourage more management of semi-natural native woodlands in Scotland through sensitive livestock grazing. It is a joint initiative between Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

    Forestry News

    • 14/12/2016 - Mackinnon Forestry report published
      The much anticipated review of Scotland’s forest planting processes, being undertaken by Jim Mackinnon CBE, was published this week. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00511591.pdf The review was to explore how the c
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    • 25/11/2016 - Rural Economy Committee consider forestry budget
      Hearing evidence from the forest industry in terms of its scrutiny of the draft budget, the REC Committee this week considered the extent to which the forestry budget might meet Scotland’s Forestry ambitions.   It was clear from all those asked to represent the forestry sector at the evidence session, that th
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    • 01/09/2016 - Government launches Future of Forestry Consultation
      The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of forestry in Scotland.  The consultation, launched on 31 August and which runs through to 9 November 2016, is primarily about completing the devolution of forestry to make the management of forestry directly accountable to Scottish Ministers.  It is available on the S
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    • 21/04/2016 - Another step forward for Scottish woodlots
      Whilst land reform has been capturing political headlines in Scotland in recent years, a determined band of men and women have been quietly working away to actually deliver it on the ground – or rather, in the woods. A new model of woodland tenure which offers affordable access to woodland for woodsmen – woo
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    • 20/01/2016 - Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum seeks new chair
      Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit a new chair for its Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum. The Forum advises on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy, liaising both with the Commission’s Conservancy staff, who oversee the promotion and regulation of forestry in g
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    • 29/10/2015 - Details of forestry research programmes published
      The Forestry Commission has published details of the seven research programmes which will implement the current Science & Innovation in Forestry Strategy for Great Britain over the next four years.  The strategy and its constituent research programmes are designed to meet the priority needs of the British fores
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    • 10/09/2015 - Strategy for Phytophthora ramorum in Scotland for 2015 - 2017
       A new strategy for dealing with ramorum has been published. The aim of the strategy is to manage and control the rate of spread of P. ramorum to protect the health of trees, shrubs and heathland. The previous aim to eradicate P. ramorum from Scotland is no longer possible. Future measures should continue t
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    • 14/08/2015 - Forestry Option Guidance Updates
      Over the last couple of months, FCS has made several updates to the Option Guidance – in some cases this has been to update guidance with new information, for example, how FCS will assess applications through scoring and FCS have also made changes to clarify guidance as a result of queries from s
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    • 14/08/2015 - Woodland Improvement Grant - Planning - Deer Management Plan
      Option guidance is now available with the option opening on 1 October 2015 for applications.  This will provide grant aid to help owners or occupiers of forested land to obtain and prepare the data they need to formulate a robust Deer Management Plan. The plan will help them control deer popula
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    • 14/08/2015 - Forestry Co-Operation Option opens soon
      The Forestry Co-Operation Option will open for applications on 28 September for funding in 2016 and Option guidance will be available soon.  This will support the facilitation of collaborative forestry projects in order to deliver environmental benefits over multiple holdings at a landscape sca
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    • 14/08/2015 - Harvesting & Processing and Forest Infrastructure options open
      The Forestry Commission has taken the opportunity to open these options earlier than previously planned with funding now available for this year.  
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    • 04/08/2015 - UPM Tilhill Seeking feedback on forest management
      In September 2015 UPM Tilhill will carry out a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) assessment of forest management of sites in the UPM Tilhill (Tilhill Forestry Limited) group scheme against the requirements of the UKWAS
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    • 07/07/2015 - Final Tree Planted at Halkburn
      On Sunday, 28th June 2015 Torwoodlee Estate was honoured with a visit from His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester, who came to plant the last tree in the Halkburn Diamond Jubilee Wood, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant Captain Gerald Maitland Carew. The Laird of Torwoodlee, Mr James Pringle, and his wife Mr
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    • 29/06/2015 - The hunt is on for Scotland's best loved tree!
        Scottish Tree of the Year is the search for the nation’s best loved tree. It’s organised by the Woodland Trust Scotland.  The competition is open to any living tree in Scotland, and anybody can enter. We’re looking for individuals or groups to nominate trees that have an amazing story to tell and to ch
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    • 10/06/2015 - New Forest Manager for Dumfries & Borders
      Forestry Commission Scotland has appointed Dr Sallie Bailey as the new Forest District Manager for the Dumfries & Borders region. In her new role she will be in charge of the area’s National Forest Estate, ensuring that the forests and woodlands contribute towards the local and national economy. Dr
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    • 14/05/2015 - Managing Woodlands for Wild Plants and Fungi
      Plantlife Scotland is offering free advice to landowners keen to help keep the vibrant diversity of wild plants and fungi in woodlands, while they are managed for timber. Woodlands are home to some of Scotland’s much –loved wildlife, but are also economically very important, supplying timber for a wide range
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    • 02/04/2015 - Forestry Grant Scheme and Agri-Environment Climate Scheme open for applications
      The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) and the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) are now open for funding applications from farmers, crofters and land managers across Scotland. Applications can be submitted online using the new Rural Payments and Services system which the Scottish Government launched in January th
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    • 19/03/2015 - New report highlights how productive tree planting can reduce flood risk
      PLANTING productive woodland in specific areas of the UK could reduce the risk of flooding, according to a landmark report published today (Tuesday 17 March). The study by Forest Research (
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    • 11/03/2015 - Woodland creation scheme in Menstrie Glen
        One of the UK’s largest woodland creation schemes in recent years, being carried out by Scottish Land & Estates members UPM Tilhill, will see 1.3 million trees being planted on a site above Menstrie, within the Ochil Hills on the border of Stirling,
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    • 05/03/2015 - Guide on how to manage invasive 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.   It aims to help forest
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    • 06/02/2015 - 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. It aims to help forest owners and managers comply with their responsibilities to protect Scotland from any potentiall
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    • 06/02/2015 - Forestry Grant Scheme Guidance Published
      The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) will support the creation of new woodlands – contributing towards the Scottish Government target of 10,000 hectares of new woodlands per year, and the sustainable management of existing woodlands. During the Scottish Rural Deve
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    • 15/01/2015 - RACCE Committee Concerns Over Forestry
      This week saw the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee publish its report on the Draft Budget for 2015-16. Its report included criticism about the ongoing tensions between forestry and farming, the cut in the Forestry Commission budget, the fact that planting targets are being
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    • 19/12/2014 - New Forestry Grant Scheme
      The new Forestry Grant Scheme is due to open for applications in March/April 2015. Key Dates 5 December 2014: New web portal - htt
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    • 24/06/2014 - Ancient Woodland Restoration comes to the Scone Game Fair
        Want to help preserve & restore our irreplaceable ancient native woodland resource for future generations? Do you live in the Cairngorms and Hinterland or the Great Glen and Three Firths area? The Woodland Trust and RDI Associates Ltd
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    • 01/05/2014 - 50 year outlook for Scotland's timber industries: positive
      The 50 year outlook for Scotland’s timber industries is looking positive, according to a report published by the Forestry Commission this week, but close collaboration with the forest industries will be important to ensure that a consistent timber supply is delivered.
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    • 04/04/2014 - Community Woodlands Association Survey
      The Community Woodlands Association is investigating the feasibility of a new model of woodland creation adjacent to settlements based on facilitated partnership working between landowners and communities. CWA would facilitate community engagement and manage the creation of the woodlands; land wou
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    • 28/02/2014 - FCS update on arrangements for 2014
      Forestry Commission Scotland announces that it is able to accept and approve new applications during 2014   In September 2013 FCS laid out the transitional arrangements for forestry in FCS Briefing Note 8. At that
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    • 12/02/2014 - Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2014
      Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2014 are open to applications. The Awards showcase all that is best about Scotland’s trees and woods. Scottish Land & Estates member, Woodland Trust Scotland, sponsors the New Native Wood award and to enter, your wood should b
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    • 03/02/2014 - Scottish Land & Estates Welcomes Native Woodland Survey Report
      Scottish Land & Estates Welcomes Native Woodland Survey Report Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed today’s publication of the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland by Forestry Commission Scotland. Andrew Midgley, Head of Policy at Scottish Land & Estates, said: “Our native woodlands
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    • 13/12/2013 - FCS release latest Ramorum map
      The spread of Phytophthora ramorum in South West Scotland in particular represents one of the biggest current challenges for the forestry sector as a whole and this week has seen FCS release its latest map detailing the geography of the outbreak. The new map ca
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    • 22/11/2013 - Forestry Commission publish guidance for planting on agricultural land
      Following the recommendations from the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group, the Scottish Government undertook to produce practical guidance that would inform decision making about woodland creation on agricultural land and this week, after consultation with both the farming and forestry sectors, pub
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    • 02/10/2013 - Scottish Land & Estates responds to Woodland Expansion guidance consultation
      Scottish Land & Estates has fed back to the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group on its draft guidance on Expansion in Protected Sites and Expansion in the Red Deer Range.  Scottish Land & Estates has some concerns over the guidance on Expansion in the Red Deer Range and these are highlighted in our
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    • 03/07/2013 - Joint action to tackle larch disease
      Phytophthora ramorum on larch was first found in Dumfries & Galloway in 2010 but survey work carried out this spring suggests that the disease has increased its range considerably in the Dumfries & Galloway area and Forestry Commission Scotland is joining forces with the forestry sector to take a
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    • 19/06/2013 - Certification Help for Small Woods - Forest Stewardship Council launches Smallholder Fund
      The Forest Stewardship Council® has launched a fund to support FSC® certification among small private, family, and community forest owners, or “smallholders.” In the first year, €420,000 will be distributed from the fund.  
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    • 29/05/2013 - Grant support to aid creation of Chalara-free shelter zone
      Woodland managers are to be given grant support in Scotland’s ongoing effort to manage the threats posed by Chalara dieback of ash. Forestry Commission Scotland has announced that special financial support will be avai
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    • 02/05/2013 - Forestry Commission Survey
      The Forestry Commission is currently conducting research on the extent and method of woodland conversion from non-native conifer to native species. They are interested to hear from any woodland owners/managers about your conversion policy - even if you are not doing any. Please find below a link t
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    • 23/04/2013 - Woodland Carbon Code passes milestone as first group scheme is validated
        An important milestone in efforts to promote woodland planting to combat climate change has been reached with the first award of Woodland Carbon Code group scheme validation. The Woodland Carbon Code is a voluntary United Kingdom standard which he
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    • 18/04/2013 - Masterplan will develop vision for Glentress
        Forestry Commission Scotland is to undertake a 'masterplan' for Glentress Forest which will explore further opportunities to develop the popular forest as a major recreation destination with key linkages to the surrounding communities.  
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    • 27/03/2013 - Tree Health Action Plans launched
        Forestry Commission Scotland has published three tree health action plans detailing specific and focused approaches to tackling three key tree diseases in Scotland.   The plans – for Chalara dieback of ash, Dothistroma Needle Blight on pines, and Ramorum on larch – are bas
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    • 18/03/2013 - Reminder: Ongoing Approval of agri-environment and forestry projects
        While the main funding rounds for Rural Priorities have come to an end, applications under the on-going approvals process are still being accepted, but there is a deadline approaching: 17 April. Rural Priorities applications can be submitted during 2013 for agri-environment and for
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    • 08/03/2013 - Updated guidance on forestry waste
        SEPA has published updated guidance on the management of forestry waste, which has been prompted by forest clearance relating to energy developments. In this document SEPA explain their approach to the large quantities of timber that may be removed from a site and how they would interpret whether o
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    • 08/03/2013 - Scottish Chalara action plan nearing completion
          A draft action plan to address the spread of Chalara die-back of ash in Scotland took a step closer to being finalised today when it was considered at a stakeholders' summit held in Edinburgh.   Organisations from the forestry, environmental and land-based se
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    • 21/01/2013 - Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2013

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    • 09/12/2012 - Scottish action on Chalara and tree health
       The Scottish Government has agreed an interim control plan to tackle Chalara over the next few months, before the infectious stage of the disease becomes active.  To help take forward the control plan in Scotland, a new Tree Health Advisory Group is to be formed. 
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    • 06/12/2012 - Scottish action on Chalara and tree health
      The Scottish Government has agreed an interim control plan to tackle Chalara over the next few months, before the infectious stage of the disease becomes active.   
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    • 15/11/2012 - Chalara dieback of ash
      The situation surrounding Chalara is changing every day. The best source of information is: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara  At the
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    • 09/11/2012 - Private Foresters Vital Link In Fight Against Ash Tree Disease
      Following a DEFRA summit on the current dieback of ash trees triggered by the Chalara fraxinea fungus, Scottish Land & Estates, which represents over 2,500 landowners across Scotland, has echoed calls by the CLA in England and Wales, for decision makers to recognise those in the private forestry sector as prime early
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    • 09/11/2012 - Chalara
      Further to the information provided in last weeks E-News relating to the rapid national survey of ash trees, we are getting in touch to highlight our latest Information Sheet on Chalara dieback of ash which you can find
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    • 07/11/2012 - Future woodland creation proposals discussed
      Forestry Commission Scotland hosted a constructive meeting with representatives of the farming and meat sectors last Friday (2/11/12) to discuss ways to reduce the risk of controversy over future woodland creation proposals. The group agreed that the report of the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group provided an excellen
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    • 02/11/2012 - Chalara Dieback of Ash: Rapid Survey
      Forestry Commission Scotland has alerted us to a rapid survey of ash trees that FCS staff will be undertaking in the next week and to seek the cooperation of Scotland's landowners and land managers in carrying out this urgent exercise. Forestry Commission Scotland is participating in a rapid GB-wide survey wi
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    • 08/08/2012 - New Forestry Commissioner for Scotland appointed
      Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, this week welcomed the appointment of a new Forestry Commissioner for Scotland, Amanda Bryan. Ms Bryan - the first woman to serve as a Forestry Commissioner for Scotland - is a rural development consultant in the Highlands and Islands and has a background
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    • 25/07/2012 - Forestry sector success in focus
      Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, this week visited several businesses in Lochaber to see first hand how Scotland’s robust forest industries are underpinning economic growth in the timber and renewable energy sectors. Mr Lochhead’s schedule for the day included visits to:
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    • 27/06/2012 - Report aims to break down barriers over tree planting
      Report aims to break down barriers over tree planting A new report published today by the Woodland Expansion Advisory Group states that Scotland needs to give woodland creation a new direction by promoting integration and breaking down barriers. The report, which has 24 recommendations, says an increase in new woodlan
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    • 24/05/2012 - UK government removes forestry and land agents from gangmaster red tape
      The UK government has announced that forestry businesses and land agents will no longer need licences from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) to use temporary workers. Agriculture Minister Jim Paice announced that the GLA is to focus on protecting the most vulnerable temporary workers from exploitation while fr
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    • 18/05/2012 - Grant rate changes to encourage more productive forestry
      Forestry Commission Scotland has today announced changes to Rural Priorities grant funding that aim to boost more planting of productive forests. In the context of concerns of the future stability of timber supply due to the fact that the majority of current planting activity (75%) has been undertaken under t
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    • 18/05/2012 - Landowners' Supportive of Changes For More Productive Forestry
      SCOTTISH Land & Estates described today’s (Friday) announcement by the Forestry Commission on changes to Rural Priorities grant funding as a sensible and balanced way forward.  The revisions are set to encourage more planting of productive forests across Scotland. Douglas McAdam, Chief Executive of Scottish Land &
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    • 17/05/2012 - Achieving Diversity in Scotland’s Forest Landscapes
      Helping to make Scotland’s forests better able to meet the business and environmental challenges of the future is the aim behind a new Forestry Commission Scotland publication, ‘Achieving diversity in Scotland’s forest landscapes’
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    • 11/05/2012 - Call to build on success of Scotland’s forestry sector
      Published by: business.scotsman.com.  Date: Friday 11 May 2012.  The forestry sector in Scotland is already vibrant, with a huge amount of money ready to buy land with trees on it as investors increasingly look at some tangible asset. It also has a modern and
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    • 20/04/2012 - Funding boost for forestry apprentices
      Traditional rural occupations benefit from £840,000 award  A group of apprentices will gain valuable skills and experience in a traditional rural job, as a result of new funding. Forestry Commission Scotland’s Skills Programme is the first forestry apprenticeship scheme to receive European Structural Funds
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    • 19/04/2012 - Report reveals how much timber there is in Britain’s forests
      Britain’s forests contain an estimated 336 million cubic metres of coniferous timber, according to a report published by the Forestry Commission. Coniferous timber is timber produced by conifer trees such as pine, spruce, larch and fir species, and is also known as ‘softwood’. The ‘Standing Timber Vol
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    • 29/03/2012 - UK Government responds to the Forestry Regulation Task Force
      On 27 March 2012, the UK Government published its response to the Forestry Regulation Task Force’s report. While primarily relating to England, there are some recommendations that relate to the whole of the UK, notably the GLA. Unfortunately, no decision has yet been made on removing forestry from the scope of Gang
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    • 23/03/2012 - Better Woods for Nature
      Forestry Commission Scotland ‘s latest update on its Biodiversity Programme “Woods for Nature” shows that three years of work has resulted in good progress on 39 of 42 objectives.
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    • 13/03/2012 - Forest Tourism in Argyll & The Isles - March 2012
      Local Cluster Workshops March 2012 For everyone interested in better promoting the wealth of forests, woodlands and gardens within Argyll & The Isles which are open to and accessible to the public. For futher details and to book please click on the attachment below.
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    • 02/03/2012 - Scotland's Finest Woods - Awards Programme for 2012. Closing Date 31 March 2012
      Scotland's Finest Woods are doing their bit to highlight all that is best in Scotland's management of its woods and forests and showcase how they contribute to the wealth and wellbeing of Scotland's people. Following the success of their updated awards programme in 2
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    • 01/03/2012 - Time For Action On Tree Disease Before Native Pines Wiped Out
      Land managers and owners across Scotland should put in place management strategies to tackle a virulent tree disease which could significantly reduce timber yield and cause serious physical and economic damage to their conifer forests, says land agency firm Strutt & Parker. Dothistroma (red band) needle bligh
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    • 23/02/2012 - New information sheet – the planning grant for creating productive woodland
      The Planning Grant is aimed at promoting productive woodland planting and contributes towards the cost of carrying out specialist assessments. To be administered by Forestry Commission Scotland, the Grant focuses on productive conifers but is also available for productive broadleaves. The Grant is available from 10 J
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    • 06/02/2012 - National Forest Land Scheme
      To members in Ettrick and Yarrow As many of you may be aware, the Forestry Commission have been looking at ways to generate hydro power on the existing National Forest Land. Scotland was divided into three lots and Hydro companies we
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    • 16/01/2012 - New Case Management System for Felling Licences in Scotland
      FCS has launched a new Case Management System on 9th January 2012. It will initially be used for Felling licence Applications (FLAs) but is designed to be adaptable and has potential for a wide range of other case types over time. The system will allow FCS staff to manage FLA case work electronically, guiding them th
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    • 12/01/2012 - New Planning Grant for Creating Productive Woodlands
      A new grant to help promote the creation of productive woodlands is set to be piloted throughout 2012. The new Forest Planning grant – focusing on productive conifers but also available for productive broadleaves – will be administered by Forestry Commission Scotland. It will be available for planting proposals for 30 hec
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    • 12/01/2012 - Young people gain forestry skills
      Finance Secretary John Swinney this week met some of the young people benefitting from Forestry Commission employment programmes in Scotland. When the training is completed the participants will have qualifications in Health and Safety, tool operation and other industry related practices that may help them into employ
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    • 11/11/2011 - Forestry Commission Data Download Site
      The Forestry Commission has formally launched a DataDownload service. This service provides free and open access to FC spatial data and enables users of geographic information systems (GIS) to download spatial datasets directly from its website. For further information please see
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    • 19/08/2011 - Second U-turn over forestry group
      Forestry Commission Scotland has performed another U-turn and added a second new member to its woodland expansion advisory committee – just a week after it said there was no space for other representatives on it. The appointment of Stuart Goodall, the chief executive of the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor
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    • 18/08/2011 - Health and Safety at Work and Personal Injury —Lyme’s Disease
      In the Court of Session, the Outer House has ordered a case to go to proof to establish whether the Forestry Commission, as employers, are liable in respect of  an employee who contracted Lyme’s Disease following infection through tick bites. This case will be of considerable interest to rural employers whose employees (in
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    • 17/08/2011 - The GLA and its Impact on Forestry Businesses - Your Feed Back Required
       In response to a request from ConFor the English forestry minister established a Forest Regulation Task Force to advise UK government. The Task Force exists to draw attention to and hopefully reduce the amount of damaging or unnecessary government regulation affecting the forest industry. A key issue for the Task Fo
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    • 24/06/2011 - Scottish Land & Estates Commends Rural Affairs Announcement
      Scottish Land & Estates has released the following response to today’s announcements by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead regarding a new advisory group on farming and forestry and the ext
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    • 11/06/2011 - New SPICe Briefing on Rural Affairs and Fisheries
      A new SPICe briefing on Rural Affairs and Fisheries has been published. This briefing is written for the benefit of both new MSPs and those returning to the Parliament. More detailed briefings on rural affairs topics will be produced throughout the parliamentary session. It provides an overview of the main issues within the r
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