Forestry and woodlands

Buglife Scotland’s exciting new project “Strathmore B-Lines – People & Pollinators in Strathmore” has been awarded a £176,366 funding grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund with match funding from The Gannochy Trust.

Communities, groups and individuals are being invited to share their views in a consultation on the creation of Scotland’s first new National Parks in almost 20 years.

Citizen Science in Community Woodlands Workshop

The Community Woodlands Association is hosting a free, online workshop to explore how community woodlands groups can contribute to ongoing research projects on climate change, tree diseases and ancient trees in the UK. We are joined by Fritha West from the Conservation Outcomes and Evidence team at the Woodland Trust.

Green finance, land reform and a just transition to net zero

This webinar discusses issues raised in ‘Green finance, land reform and a just transition to net zero’ by Jon Hollingdale, the latest in Community Land Scotland’s independent discussion paper series on ‘Land Reform and the Common Good’.

On 2 February 2022, the last meeting took place of the Outer Hebrides LEADER Local Action Group (LAG).

In its 30 years the LAG has overseen the allocation of £11.6 million LEADER European grant funding to innovative projects throughout the Outer Hebrides and additionally levered in nearly £23 million of match funding.

Scotland's Census is now live and you should complete it by 20th March - you can easily do it online on the Scotland's Census website.

It is important that you contribute to the Census as the information you provide will be vital to help the Scottish Government make important decisions that affect people’s lives and their communities. 

On Thursday 3rd March the achievements of Scotland’s top land-based and aquaculture trainees were celebrated at Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills).

To celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s theme ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, we talked to Clare Cooper, the co-initiator of Bioregioning Taysideone of the first bioregional initiatives in Scotland responding to the climate and biodiversity crises. Their Inception Group consists entirely of women, who each with their unique expertise help to bring bioregioning projects in Tayside to life.


Agroforestry: trees mean business

In this webinar we will explore three hands-on ways to make money from your trees: fruit production, coppicing and timber production. Join us to hear from experts, farmers and crofters about their experience and ask your questions about:

  • Coppicing: how, why, when
  • Fruit trees: the right product for your project
  • Timber: reasons to embark on this long-term crop
  • Challenges and how to tackle them.

Scottish Forestry will also be present to answer your questions.

FREE and open to crofters, farmers, land managers and foresters. 

Agroforestry: Non-harvest income sources

Did you know that you don’t need to cut down or harvest trees to reap economic benefits from them? Join us in this webinar to hear from experts, farmers and crofters about their experience leveraging trees-on-farm to support their farm’s resilience and bottom-line, and ask your questions about: