We are a charity devoted to the advancement of forestry in all its branches
Members come from a wide spectrum. Some are involved in forestry or the timber industry, others in conservation and woodland management. There are academics, enthusiastic amateurs and representatives from almost every aspect of Scottish life. The important and all inclusive point is that we love trees and care for the environment.
The society is divided into 5 regions, each of which organises visits and talks within their area. We also run a four day Annual Excursion for all members and for you wherever you are based. The society produces a journal “Scottish Forestry” which is free to members. The journal is internationally recognised and is distributed to academic institutions from China to Canada and all destinations between.
Best practice is shared through these two mediums and influence is brought to bear on the relevant organisations. We have many members sitting on various committees, from local to Goverment.
The society has a ruling body in the shape of Council which comprises 22 elected members. Council meets 3 times a year and guides the continuing progression of the society; we have been going since 1854. We very much hope that you will enjoy browsing our site and that you will join us to safeguard the future for your children and our Nation’s trees.
“Thigibh còmhla rinn gus an t-àm ri teachd a dhìon airson ur cloinn agus craobhan ar Nàisean.”
RSFS Annual Raffle 2015
The Annual Raffle draw was held at the Council meeting held on 30 September. Chris Stark of Forestry Commission Scotland drew the winning tickets assisted by George Moore RSFS Administrator.
The Winners are:
Stihl Chainsaw - Robert Gladstone
4x4 Tour of Invercauld Estate including lunch - Gavin Strachan
Clay Pigeon Shooting Instruction for 2 at Forrest Estate Experiences Dalry - Stuart McQuarrie
Two Tickets to Edinburgh Zoo - Robert Brown
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone who bought tickets, supporting both the Society and Marie Curie.
The chainsaw prize was sponsored by Stihl GB.
Society Programme 2015
Field Trips and other RSFS activities are now posted in the Calendar. Members will also have received the Annual Programme and other news with their Winter Journal. A write up on Northern Region's visit to Drynie Christmas Trees and Graham Tuley's wood plus South West and Northern Ireland Region's visit to Cowhill Estate is available in Society News. Pictures are also available in the Gallery. Other Society activities are available in the Gallery and some new photographs (Member Archives & Just Members), only available to members.
Scottish Forestry: call for papers for 2015 editions of the journal
Read the full updated details here
Guidelines for Authors and Peer Review can be found under Journal.