Dr Helen McKay OBE FICFor Appointed Chief Forester for Scotland

New voice for the forestry profession Dr Helen McKay OBE FICFor has been appointed as the new Chief Forester for Scotland. In her new role, she will provide technical and professional advice on forestry matters to Scottish Government Ministers. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Dr McKay has worked for Forest Research since […]

Scottish Government Provides £7 Million for Timber Transport Projects

Fergus Ewing has reminded local authorities and land owners that they could miss out on funding support for Timber Transport projects if they don’t get application proposals in by the 9th March deadline. The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF), managed by Scottish Forestry, provides co-funding for projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on […]

Scotland’s Finest Woods Announced

The Royal Highland Show set the scene for the Scottish Finest Woods Awards prize-giving last Friday (20 June). Over £6,500 in prize money was distributed to the winning projects, which were awarded in three categories: Community Woodland, New Native Woods, Quality Timber, and Schools. Paul Wheelhouse MSP (left) presents the James Jones Trophy for New […]

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed

Scottish Ash Rapid Response Survey Completed The Institute of Chartered Foresters can confirm that the rapid action Chalara survey carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland has now been completed. In the sample survey, which covered 80,000kmsq and lasted five days, 5 per cent of the sites investigated showed potential symptoms of the disease and will now […]

Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – Winners Announced

The winners of Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2012 have been announced at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh. The SFW Awards scheme rewards well-managed commercial, educational and social woodland projects which provide a range of benefits for our biodiversity, communities and economic well-being. Summarising this year’s event, SFW Director Peter Wilson said: “Scotland’s woods and […]