Scotland's Finest Woods Awards open for entries

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Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2018 are now open for entries.

This annual awards programme rewards and showcases the very best in Scotland's forests and woods. This year there is nearly £7,000 of prize money and trophies to be won,

The four award categories are:

  • Community Woodlands Award - Community-based projects compete for this Scotland-wide award with two competitions for both small and large community woodland groups therefore covering the full spectrum of community forestry in Scotland. The striking Tim Stead Trophy and prize money are up for grabs.
  • New Native Woods Award - New native woodland projects compete for this award. The unique Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy and a cash prize are available to be won.
  • Quality Timber Awards - Focusing on growing quality timber, woodland owners and their managers can compete in one of, or all, our three competitions with three magnificent trophies and prize money at stake. The competitions are for ‘newly-planted commercial woodland’, ‘a single stand/compartment/small wood’ or ‘whole estates and larger multi-purpose forests or woodlands’.
  • Schools Award - Schools and pre-school projects anywhere in Scotland can enter this ever-popular award. We seek out Scotland’s most fun-packed school woodland projects with prize money plus other prizes available to be won. Pupils, teachers and many helpers have great fun taking part!

The 2018 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Ceremony will be held on Friday 22 June at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston.

Visit the Scotland's Finest Woods Awards website for full information.