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The work of a Lumberjill - Christina’s tale

Sons in Dalmarnock. After a month’s training at Shanford Lodge in Brechin, Christina had learned how to cut down trees manually with axes and saws. She was then sent to Alyth, near Dundee, along with two other girls who had joined up at the same time....

Keep it clean: Frequently asked questions

like tent pegs - but other than that, have a great trip! At what point do you recommend washing your shoes? It doesn’t really matter when you do it as long as your shoes (or tyres) are clean before you head off to the forest for your next visit. What do...

Lichen, moss or grass: rainforest adventures with Plantlife

But, not so! Particularly given Oliver’s infectious enthusiasm, the interest of the group and the treasure trove of species all around us. Oliver took us to the heart of Ariundle National Nature Reserve, managed by NatureScot and within a FLS forest...

Beneath the stars: Winter camping

expedition, by no means do they rule it out! Beginners or those who have never camped outdoors may find the conditions challenging, but there's a lot to see and experience. From the lack of midges, to frost-bound forests and snow-capped hills, to...

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023

Every year we take on around 25 apprentices throughout our organisation, and all across Scotland. From Trees and Timber to Mechanical Engineering, and Procurement to Data Science, we're proud to offer apprenticeships across a wide variety of...

Information for candidates

All our vacancies are evaluated using the Civil Service's Success Profiles recruitment framework. We recommend reading the information on this page before you begin your application. Success Profiles aim to deliver a better fit between you as a...

Mountain bike trail names to be changed

Land Scotland (FLS) is renaming some sections of its mountain bike trails in a move to promote the sport as an activity for all. Highlighting that everyone is welcome to enjoy riding their mountain bike trails, the FLS move is in line with developments...

Bird flu appeal to forest visitors

Forestry and Land Scotland is advising all visitors to its forest destinations to avoid touching dead or apparently dying birds. The call comes in response to increasing numbers of reports of dead birds being found across Scotland from locations as far...

Call for responsible access

As part of its bid to help halt biodiversity loss, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is calling on all visitors to its destinations to play their part and be mindful that forests are not there just for us. With over 300 destinations to choose from, FLS...

Campsie safety warning for visitors

in Campsie Glen starting w/c Dec 14th , local residents and visitors are being urged by Forestry and Land Scotland to heed all safety signage and follow the ‘ Keep it Clean ’ biosecurity advice. The site is one of several sites across Scotland that was...

Harvesting detours on West Highland Way until end of March

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is urging walkers on the West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way to observe all safety signage and follow on-site instruction as harvesting work begins at key locations in Garadhban Forest (north of Drymen). Road users...

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What makes our national forests such special places? Here you can discover all about the things we look after for Scotland’s people. Trees Do you know your Scots Pine from your Douglas Fir? Find all about the beautiful trees that make up our landscape....

Looking to start a land-based career - FLS is the place to go

Forestry and Land Scotland is encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to take a look at the opportunities it can offer through its rolling nationwide recruitment drive. The call comes as part of a push to address a national skills and labour...

FLS urges people to stay local for the long weekend

Ahead of the May long weekend (22 – 25 May) Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is reminding people that all of its car parks and visitor facilities remain closed as part of Scotland’s response to the challenges of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Following the...

FLS urges public to heed fire safety warnings

As the extreme fire risk warning continues across Scotland, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is urging all members of the public to observe wildfire prevention guidance to avoid putting the emergency services under unnecessary pressure. The call comes...

Puck’s Glen felling to slow spread of fatal tree disease

Urgent forestry work required at Puck’s Glen will mean that all access will be stopped – except for the Big Tree trail, which will also have some diversions in place. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is advising the public that felling to tackle an...

Motorhome Touring Tips

Here’s some top tips from the Camping and Caravanning Club to ensure your trip is both enjoyable and responsible, especially if you’re just starting out. Be ready for the road First ensure you have the correct entitlement to drive your motorhome – check...

New technology coming to Newton Nursery

updates we’ve been working on at Newton. Glasshouse to grow our saplings We will soon have a glasshouse the size of two football pitches that can grow up to 19 million trees a year. This exciting addition will not only significantly increase our ability...