Forestry and woodlands

Scottish Wild Food Festival

The Scottish Wild Food Festival is a one-day festival that will take place on 14 September and is funded by Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER. 

Money Grows on Trees: Adding value to your farm with forestry

Come and find out what trees can do for your farm business. This practical day includes a visit to an FSC® certified forest and Mosstodloch sawmill and covers:

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.

The Gatehouse Development Initiative has been working with Forestry and Land Scotland to develop apprentices’ dyking skills as part of an Erasmus+ project to transfer traditional rural skills.

Do you know a small or medium-sized business in Scotland that deserves special recognition?

​The Scottish Rural Awards 2020 are now open for entries and nominations in a number of categories including a new category: Best Countryside Digital Innovator. The winner of this category will be crowned for successfully championing digital projects and products across the agricultural, rural and tourism sectors in Scotland. 

​The award categories are:

Scotland's Land & Economy

Join the Scottish Land Commission at their conference to look at the role of land reform in achieving Scotland's agenda for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Land ownership and use are central to increasing productivity, reducing inequalities, creating a fair and prosperous Scotland. The event will explore these themes through a number of key note speakers and panel discussions.

The conference will explore:

Nominations for Scotland's Tree of the Year will be accepted until 19 July 2019.

This annual competition is run by the Woodland Trust Scotland, with support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Any organisation or individual can nominate a tree. Judges will choose finalists from the nominations which will go to a public vote later in the year.

Conservation charity Trees for Life is encouraging people going to the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to have their own trees planted.

Organisers of the festival in the Highlands are calling on attendees to help mitigate the carbon impact of travelling to the festival near Inverness through donations to fund native trees.

The winners of Scotland's 'Tree Oscars' have been announced.

Winners of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2019 include a large public woodland steeped in forestry history, two innovative young crofters and a nursery where children can spend their entire session in the woods.

Do you have an interst in forestry and land in Scotland?

A public consultation has launched seeking views on the Draft Corporate Plan for Forestry and Land Scotland.