We are the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing Scotland’s national forests and land.
Looking after Scotland’s forests and land, for the benefit of all, now and for the future.
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.
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.
Forestry in Scotland is a significant success story – it generates £1 billion for the Scottish economy, provides 25,000 jobs, soaks up over 12 million tonnes of CO2 each year and provides over 200 community groups a focus for inclusive activities. We intend to build on this success.