Forestry and woodlands
The first ever National Islands Plan for Scotland has been laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration.
The proposed National Islands Plan provides a framework for action in order to meaningfully improve outcomes for Scotland's island communities.
Find out about free assistance available for land managers considering the opportunities for woodland creation in this article from Scottish Forestry.
Significant opportunities exist for Land Managers to maximise their business productivity and sustainability by adding value to underproductive/marginal land through tree planting.
This autumn sees the launch of the first Great Scottish Squirrel Survey.
During National Red Squirrel Week (23-29 September), the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project is calling on people to get outdoors, explore nature and be on the lookout
for tufted ears and bushy tails.
SSRS monitors squirrel populations throughout the year, but autumn is a particularly rewarding time for squirrel-watching as they busy themselves gathering food and preparing for the colder months ahead.
The Woodland Crofts Partnership has recently been awarded £33,000 over two years to support and promote the development of woodland crofts.
The announcement was made by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP, when he attended the Nairn Show.