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Forestry strategy for Scotland

Tuesday 13th November 2018, 12:20pm

The Scottish Government has committed to developing a Forestry Strategy for Scotland, to set out a long-term vision for Scottish forestry. It provides a 10-year framework for action to help achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests.

This comes at an important time as the Forestry Commission Scotland is to be disbanded in April 2019, with two new agencies being set up in its place:

  • Scottish Forestry – covering regulation, policy, and forestry grants.
  • Forestry and Land Scotland – handling management of the National Forest Estate and with options to manage land outwith the forest estate.

The consultation asks a series of questions on a range of issues.

In our response we have condensed this to the Vision & Objectives, and the Issues & Priorities for ease of reading, and included our initial comments on the strategy. Read it here.

Forestry in the landscape is important to many of our members, and if you wish to participate in the consultation you can - the deadline for responses is 29th November. Find the consultation here