Glentress Forest – Forestry Commission Centenary Event

Celebrating a Century of Forestry in Scotland

2019 marks 100 years since the landmark 1919 Forestry Act was passed. The Act began one of the most significant periods of change in British forestry and land use, establishing the original Forestry Commission (now Forestry and Land Scotland), and initiating the huge undertaking to restore Britain’s forest and timber resources.

Delegates should gather at 10am at Glentress Peel VC/Gateway Building (next to main car park) EH45 8NB / NT 284 397


  • Early Forestry Commission planting (p 1920’s) of Douglas fir, Norway and Sitka spruce, measure heights and girths to estimate tree volume.
  • Anderson Plots – long-running CCF trials
  • Recreation & Tourism Development – Mountain biking and planned Forest Holidays development
  • Large new woodland creation extension to Glentress Forest (recently planted at Nether Horsburgh)
  • Species and provenance trial (Forest Research)
  • Recent productive broadleaved planting – oak nests, Norway maple and sycamore


Delegates must bring their own packed lunch.


Places must be booked in advance by emailing