How can communities help make best use of Scotland’s forest and land?

How can we work with communities to make the best use of Scotland’s national forest and land?

To find out, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) have launched a consultation that will help set out key principles and strategic priorities that will inform their new Communities Strategy. The new strategy will sit alongside FLS’s Visitor Services Strategy, and will focus on how communities can get more involved in the decisions, management and use of the national forests and land.

FLS is looking to hear from a wide audience to ensure a robust framework that will deliver both community and policy objectives. The consultation is open for 12 weeks and will close on 23 August 2022. You can submit a response online, or via the FLS Communities mailbox (

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