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We are working hard to make our forests safe again after recent storms. Many remain closed; please plan ahead and follow all local signage.

What makes our national forests such special places? Here you can discover all about the things we look after for Scotland’s people.

Scots pine treesTrees

Do you know your Scots Pine from your Douglas Fir? Find all about the beautiful trees that make up our landscape.

Scotland's tree species


Stacked logsForestry

Discover the lifecycle of a piece of usable timber, from seedling to finished product.



A close up photo of an alert deer looking out attentively. Wildlife

From the soaring sea eagle to the leaping salmon, the forests are brimming with life. Find out all about Scotland’s wildlife and where you can see it!



Prehistoric rock carvingsHeritage

Scotland is famed for her rich heritage – you can find a door to the past in many of our forests. Discover stories and fables that bring forgotten places back to life.



A colouring in sheet of acorns and oak leavesActivity sheets

Bring nature indoors with this collection of activity sheets, suitable for young and old alike.

Activity sheets

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