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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

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Ben A’an Car Park Extension to start

Monday, 13 September 2021

With Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) due to begin extension work at Ben A’an car park towards the end of this month (28/09/2021) visitors are being asked to be considerate and take the opportunity to visit an alternative local site. Work to add another 26 spaces to the honey-pot site in a bid to help ease congestion, has been made possible with support from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fun...

bike in silhouette

Work on Glentress Masterplan to begin on site

Thursday, 09 September 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) has announced that enabling works facilitating the long awaited £multi-million redevelopment at Glentress are to begin at the end of September with the demolition of six unused buildings. After almost 18 months of delays, resulting from COVID-19 lockdown, work is underway to realise the infrastructure developments and facility improvements at the site that wi...

Close-up of outflow

Ballachulish car park closure for micro-hydro site operations

Friday, 03 September 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland is advising hillwalkers that the climbers car park at South Ballachulish, which gives access to Beinn a Bheither, will be closed until mid-November as the Gleann a Caolais micro-hydro installation work is carried out. With FLS tree felling work completed, contractors and the community development company are beginning the next phase of the operation. FLS’ Area Visito...

Venison stew

Eat more wild venison

Thursday, 02 September 2021

With Scottish Venison Day (4th September) fast approaching, Forestry & Land Scotland is encouraging consumers to eat more wild venison.  As land managers across the country work hard to keep Scotland’s deer numbers to a sustainable level, high quality venison is in plentiful supply. Speaking about Scottish Venison Day 2021, Ian Fergusson, FLS’ Head of Wildlife Management, said: “...

Drummond Hill, Kenmore

FLS consults on ten year plan for Drummond Hill, Kenmore

Monday, 30 August 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is inviting people in and around Aberfeldy and Kenmore to take part in the development of Drummond Hill Land Management Plan. Drummond Hill, which lays claim to being the first managed forest in Scotland with planting having started in the 17th century, stands above Loch Tay and is an important site for wildlife and recreation. However, the need to remove larch t...

A path and trees next to a stream

Safety warning as work begins at Puck’s Glen

Friday, 27 August 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland is to begin repair work on the bridge on the lower section of the Puck’s Glen Gorge Trail, next week (30 Aug). The work to remedy undercutting by the fast flowing water in the gorge is expected to take between six and eight weeks to complete. The bridge will remain closed throughout and the Gorge and car park will be completely closed from 9th – 12th September. How...

Ranger looking through binoculars

Deer numbers placing unprecedented pressure on environment

Friday, 27 August 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is to carry out a cull of female deer in September as it manages increasing levels of negative impact from deer in Scotland’s national forests. Deer numbers across Scotland have doubled to almost a million now from 500,000 in 1990, leading to the recent call from the  Independent Deer Working Group for proactive deer management. At any one time on Scotland...

Minister planting tree

Environment Minister welcomes mining sites going back to their roots

Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Forestry’s central importance to Scotland’s journey to Net Zero was the focus of a visit to a brownfield restoration site today (24 August) by Màiri McAllan, Minister for Environment, Biodiversity and Land Reform. Ms McAllan joined Forestry and Land Scotland staff and local community representatives at Mainshill, near Douglas, a former open cast coal mine in her Clydesdale constituency that ...

Processed timber palleted for transport

Increase in productive forestry required to offset future timber supply shocks

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Scotland must seize the opportunity to rapidly increase planting of productive forestry to offset the full impact of future timber supply shocks. Forestry and Land Scotland says that the UK as a whole – which currently imports 80% [note 5] of its annual timber requirement – is far too vulnerable to fluctuations in the global market.   But it also says that Scotland is well placed to mit...

Aerial view of Glennon's mill in Troon

Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS). The contract supports the introduction of a third shift at Alexanders Timber Design generating 25 new jobs at the Troon site they share with sister business, Glennon Brothers. It also secures the future of two local forestry contracting firms. The new contract grants ...

Tree being lifted by skywinch

Forest path closures in Ballachulish area for public safety

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is advising climbers and hillwalkers coming to the Ballachulish area to check their plans against some access restrictions arising from delays to planned felling works at Gleann a Caolais and additional forestry operations taking place soon at Coire Giùbhasachan. Originally scheduled for 27th July and 6th August 2021, the Gleann a Caolais operations will now take...

Yellow tape in front of a rally car

Rally forests closed in safety move

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Forestry and Land Scotland is advising members of the public that there will be no public access to Durris, Fetteresso and Drumtochty Forests on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August. The restrictions (under Section 11 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003)  are to help ensure public safety during the Grampian Forest Rally. The organisers have already announced that the event will be ...

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