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Scotland is famed for its rich heritage, and you can find a door to the past hidden deep within many of its forests. Ruins of ancient settlements can help us understand how people once lived, and there are plenty of stories and fables to bring forgotten places back to life.

Kraiknish Dun Archaeology

Just as we care for the natural environment, we are responsible for looking after historic landscapes that contain many sites of archaeological interest.



Ruined cottageVisit heritage sites

Explore the wealth of history in Scotland's national forests.

Visit heritage sites


World War Two bunker in a woodlandWorld War Two

Discover stories of the people who played a key part in Britain's war effort by working in our forests.

World War Two


Axe-marked treeHistoric woodland use

Scotland's forests have been exploited and managed for thousands of years. Learn more about how and where trees have been grown for a specific purpose.

Historic woodland use

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