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Many people think our work is timber production. That’s true – but it's only part of the story. We also develop renewable energy schemes, create and maintain trails and visitor facilities and conserve habitats, wildlife and archaeological treasures.

A welcome to our work from our Chief Executive

Forests around a loch

The timber industry

The timber industry is vital to the Scottish economy, generating millions and providing thousands of jobs. Find out about timber sales, certification, timber transport, tree health and more.

The timber industry

Forest planning

We review our plans for managing forests every ten years. We always want to hear from the people that use them. Find and respond to a forest plan near you.

Land management plans

Strategies, reports and guidance

Today we manage the land for far more than just timber. Our national forests are managed as a productive environmental and recreational resource too. Find out about our vision and the strategies and plans we work from to make it happen.

Plans, strategies and reports

Tourism and recreation

We want the nation to get the most out of our forests. We look after more than 1200 km of walking tracks and 130 cycle routes, as well as visitor centres and wildlife. Find out more about how we manage forests for people.

Tourism and recreation

Renewable energy

We’re working with renewable energy to meet Scottish Government target for sustainability and reducing climate change. Find out what we’re doing with wind and hydro power on the land we manage.

Renewable energy

Working with communities

Our forests are for people. We’re always excited to see them used by local communities. Whether you want to hold an event, run a project, rent or purchase land, we have lots of ways for you to get involved.


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