Company Profile

Forestry and Land Scotland

Address:
1 Highlander Way
Inverness Business Park
Inverness
Scotland
United Kingdom (UK)
IV2 7GB
Website Address:
www.forestryandland.gov.scot
ABOUT US

We are the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing Scotland’s national forests and land.

On 1 April 2019 new Scottish Government agencies were formed to take forward the work previously undertaken by Forestry Commission Scotland and Forest Enterprise Scotland along with the new responsibilities gained following the full devolution of forestry to Scotland.

"Looking after Scotland’s forests and land, for the benefit of all, now and for the future.

Forestry and Land Scotland will look after national forests and land to enhance biodiversity, support tourism and increase access to the green spaces that will help improve Scotland’s physical and mental health and well-being. We will also continue to provide vital timber supplies to support the rural economy.

"Forests and land that Scotland can be proud of.

We are proud to contribute to the continuing success of forestry in Scotland. Work on our national forests and land contributes £1 million to the Scottish economy each day, supports 11,000 jobs, soaks up over 3 million tonnes of CO2 each year and hosts over 80 community projects with a focus on inclusive activities. We intend to build on this success.

WHAT WE DO

Many people think our work is timber production. That’s true – but it's only part of the story. We also develop renewable energy schemes, create and maintain trails and visitor facilities and conserve habitats, wildlife and archaeological treasures.

The timber industry

The timber industry is vital to the Scottish economy, generating millions and providing thousands of jobs. Find out about timber sales, certification, timber transport, tree health and more.

Forest planning

We review our plans for managing forests every ten years. We always want to hear from the people that use them. Find and respond to a forest plan near you.

Strategies, reports and guidance

Today we manage the land for far more than just timber. Our national forests are managed as a productive environmental and recreational resource too. Find out about our vision and the strategies and plans we work from to make it happen.

Tourism and recreation

We want the nation to get the most out of our forests. We look after more than 1200 km of walking tracks and 130 cycle routes, as well as visitor centres and wildlife. Find out more about how we manage forests for people.

Renewable energy

We’re working with renewable energy to meet Scottish Government target for sustainability and reducing climate change. Find out what we’re doing with wind and hydro power on the land we manage.

Working with communities

Our forests are for people. We’re always excited to see them used by local communities. Whether you want to hold an event, run a project, rent or purchase land, we have lots of ways for you to get involved.

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Forest Planner Permanent Country Scotland £27297 - £29281 pa
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