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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Follow these tips to stay safe when cycling.


Don't rely on others

  • Can you get home safely?
  • Carry the right equipment and know how to use it.

For your own safety:

  • Always wear the right safety clothing - at least a helmet and gloves.
  • Only cycle within your abilities.
  • Only tackle jumps and other challenges if you are sure you can do them - have a look first.
  • Train properly, especially for difficult and technical routes.

On and off road

  • Expect the unexpected - watch out for other visitors.
  • For your own and others' safety always follow warning signs and any advice you are given.
  • If a vehicle is loading timber, stop and wait for the driver to let you pass safely.

Cycle carefully and please do come back soon.

For more on safe mountain biking see: Your safety

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