Royal Scottish Forestry Society

For those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

The Society has a rich history, being founded in 1854, focussed on the practical education of enthusiasts, practitioners and owners of forests, woodlands and trees.

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Upcoming events

16 Jul
Ben Lawers & Cambusurich
Date 16.07.2024 10:00
9 Aug
Beinn Eighe Reserve
09.08.2024 10:00
20 Sep
Crofthead Forest
20.09.2024 10:00
22 Oct
Culzean
22.10.2024 10:00

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Reflections on 2023, plans for 2024

Some thoughts from President, Wilma Harper

Wilma Harper

During 2023, we drew up a refreshed strategy for the RSFS. When we asked members for their views, their priorities were that the society should be a provider of relevant, practical forestry events and a reliable and regular provider of information. The highest scores were for regional field days, bringing people together, publishing information, the Annual Study Tour and training. ‍

In 2023, our regional field days and the Annual Study Tour showcased the breadth of Scotland’s woodland types and management objectives. We also ran training events on forest mensuration and...

Letter to RSFS Members

Dear Member,

I am writing to you to advise you that sales particulars for Cashel will be published ...

Unbroken line of royal ...

Letter from the King

RSFS President Wilma Harper has received a letter from Buckingham Palace confirming that King ...

10-09-2023

Letter to/from Forest ...

Response from Forest Research

Your open letter (below) in the RSFS Scottish Forestry Journal has ...

07-06-2023

RSFS Strategy - give ...

The draft RSFS Strategy for 2023-2028 can be found here. We are keen to hear the views of our ...

07-06-2023

Scottish Forestry’s ...

Winning authors who penned Scottish Forestry’s best articles of 2022 – decided by an ...

25-05-2023

ABM 2023

The 170th Annual Business Meeting of the society was held at the Creebrige Hotel, Newton Stewart on ...

11-03-2023

RSFS & Cashel honoured ...

As part of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Scottish Forestry Trust, the body ...

14-09-2022

RSFS at commemoration of ...

On Monday 12th September, the Society was honoured to be asked to send representatives to the ...

08-09-2022

Our Royal Patron

HRH Queen Elizabeth with past President of the Society Sir Pat Hunter BlairIt was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death of our Patron Her Majesty the ...

13-04-2022

A cover for tempestuous ...

The Spring 2022 edition of our journal Scottish Forestry reflects the issues of the moment and the ...