Latest COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information
Last updated: 10 July 2020 - 4:14pm
As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we are working hard to welcome you back and to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.
- Some car parks are now open.
- Some mountain biking trails are now open.
- All toilets, visitor centres, cafés and campsites remain closed.
Please check before you travel.
With the lifting of the five mile limit on travel across much of Scotland on Friday 3 July, we have started a phased re-opening which will allow the majority of our car parks across the country to welcome back more visitors to our forests.
At this stage, most of the larger visitor centres and their parking facilities will remain closed whilst COVID-19 safe working practices for staff and visitors are put in place. We aim to have these larger centres re-opened as soon as it’s safe to do so.
We must remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. Please enjoy your visit safely by continuing to follow Scottish Government and NHS guidance, helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community.
Please plan ahead by checking what’s open before you travel, remember our toilets are closed, take your litter home with you and be kind to our staff who are having to adjust to this “new normal” too.
Our website will be updated regularly, so please check back for the latest updates.
Our walking trails remained open during lockdown and are still open for you all to enjoy.
Car parks that have reopened will be free initially (where charges have previously applied). We plan to reopen more car parks as part of our phased opening. If you arrive at a car park and it looks busy, please have an alternative plan and go somewhere you can ensure physical distancing guidance.
Toilets, cafes and visitor centres
All of our toilets, cafes and visitor centres remain closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go”.
Some mountain bike trails have now reopened. We will continue to open more trails, but first we need to check they are safe and carry out any necessary repairs and clear fallen trees and branches. Our staff have been spending lots of their time removing fly tipping and litter, which is taking up our limited resource.
Overnight camping or wild camping is not currently permitted. We do not allow overnight stays in any of our car parks for any type of vehicle, including campervans. All of our mountain bothies remain closed.
The following 'frequently asked questions' documents have been created for companies who hold commercial leases or provide goods, services or works to Forestry and Land Scotland:
- Procurement, Contracts and Finance FAQs (122KB PDF) - updated 19 June
- Tenants, Agreements and Permissions Holders’ FAQ (PDF 287KB) - updated 3 July
- Scavenging licenses and firewood permits FAQs (15KB Word) - updated 15 June
Information for staff working from home can be accessed on our Advice for FLS employees page.