The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

RSFS welcomes new Plant Health Centre for Scotland

RSFS is delighted to lend its support to the new Plant Health Centre for Scotland. Chris Allan, board member of RSFS, was one fo the delegates at the launch event at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh on 22 May 18. Reflecting on the day...

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Forestry on the up says Ewing

With an increase of funding resulting in more woodland creation, buoyant timber prices and a strong demand for wood, Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing says...

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Scottish Forestry 72(1) published

The latest edition of Scottish Forestry is expected to reach members and subscribers at the begining of May 2018.

Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill

The Bill passed through Stage 3 in Holyrood on 20 March with unanimous support from MSPs.  However the critical amendment for the forestry sector, introduced by Claudia Beamish MSP, was carried by 63 votes to 61.

The Scottish Government (SG) proposal was that the Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) should become a new agency called Forestry and Land Scotland. Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) with responsibility for policy, regulation, grants and licenses would become a new SG division within the Environment and Forestry Directorate.

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Forestry in Scotland statement published

A statement – Forestry in Scotland- which outlines how Scottish Ministers will manage and administer their forestry responsibilities when devolution of forestry is completed to Scotland, was published by the Scottish Government on 5 Febuary 2018.

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