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 RAFFLE 2014
And The Winners Are:
1. Stihl chainsaw: Jo Maynard
2. Andy MacLachlan, Castle Douglas - Invercauld Estate 4x4 tour for 4 with lunch
3. Brian Parkhill - Clay Pigeon Shooting at Forrest Estate
4. Andy Browne, Donemana - H4H Hoody
4= John Duncan, Dumfries - H4H Hoody
5. George Norrie - 1 year's free RSFS Membership
6. John Tweedie, St Boswells - £50 Garden Centre Voucher
7. Peter Kelly, New Galloway - Fishing at Newton Stewart
8. Dee Whymant - Carol Crawford Book
8= Andy McMillan - Carol Crawford Book
9, Callum Bevan, Thornhill - Alastair Harding's Clay Pigeon Lesson
10. Lois Turnbull, Edinburgh - Jasper Conran Book
Congratulations to all Winners and thank you to all those who purchased tickets. A picture of the draw is available here
Peebles Wood Show
A great event and tremendous fun with the "Quiz". Congratulations to the winner who receives free membership for the year (Well done Bill). For those who wish to see the answers click here.
MEMBERSHIP RATES 2015
There will be a subscriptions increase for 2015 of £5 for each membership category with a £3 discount for those who pay by Direct Debit. The new rates will therefor be: Full Member £55 (£52 by Direct Debit), Retired £40 (£37 by Direct Debit) and Student £30 (£27 by Direct Debit). For direct Debit forms and more information please contact the Administrator 01573 223 174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can download a DD Form here.
Letter to the Editor
A letter from David Sulman, Executive Director UK Forest Products Association, regarding the last issue of Scottish Forestry is available here
Pictures of the trip to Glen Devon (C), Craigengillan (SW), Mar Estate (NE), Glen Righ (N) and Merrylaw (L&B) are now available in the Gallery. A write up on each is available in Society News (1 to follow). Details of next year's Regional field trips will be published in the Calendar, as soon as they are available.
Scottish Forestry: call for papers for 2015 editions of the journal
Read the full details here
Guidelines for Authors and Peer Review can be found under Journal.