Forestry and woodlands
A recent two-day conference celebrated rising interest in trees on crofts and saw the launch of a best practice handbook.
180 delegates from across the crofting counties gathered in Boat of Garten on 9 and 10 May 2019 at the conference hosted by the Croft Woodlands Project.
The event celebrated nearly thirty years of croft woodlands since the Crofter Forestry Act of 1991, as well as four years of the Croft Woodlands Project. Attendees heard from speakers including Woodland Trust CEO Beccy Speight and Scottish Forestry CEO Jo O’Hara.
A new alliance has launched which aims to ensure that Scotland cares for, improves and benefits from its landscapes.
People from over 60 national organisations gathered at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh for the launch of Scotland's Landscape Alliance on 25 April 2019.
Recognising excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in nature conservation, the eighth annual Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage are open for applications until 4 June.
To look at opportunities for sustainable land management/community farming/new ways of farming the land.
The health and genetics of red squirrels reintroduced to woodlands in the Scottish Highlands by conservation charity Trees for Life are to be studied by scientists at the University of Edinburgh.
Update 10 April 2019, please note this article has been updated to reflect the extended deadline for applications.
The 2019 Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) round is currently open to applications and closes on 17 April 2019.
The next round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) has opened for applications today (17 January).
AECS is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme. It supports environmentally-friendly land management practices that aim to safeguard and improve Scotland's natural heritage and help businesses adapt to climate change.