Diverse and versatile forests and woodlands are located across Scotland and serve both rural and urban communities; they are valuable natural assets, providing a range of benefits which support sustainable and inclusive economic growth, sustain livelihoods, enhance our environment and improve people’s quality of life and well-being.
The Scottish Government has committed to developing a Forestry Strategy for Scotland, to set out a long-term vision for Scottish forestry within the context of our wider land use aspirations. This is in line with the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 which commences on 1 April, 2019.
The Forestry Strategy for consultation provides a 10-year framework for action to help achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests. This is your chance to inform the development of the final strategy.
What you can do:
Visit the Strategy Consultation website and download the consultation paper
There are 17 Questions in the paper. Please use the proforma template here to formulate your response.