Who we are

We're the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulations. 

We're a progressive agency passionate about the crucial role trees have to play in tackling climate change and nature loss, supporting the economy and the people of Scotland’s wellbeing.

Our purpose

Our purpose is the sustainable management and expansion of forests and woodlands to deliver more for Scotland. We provide expert advice to Ministers on forestry policy, support and work with landowners, forestry professionals, communities and a wide range of stakeholders interested in forestry across Scotland.

Our Framework Document sets out how we work as part of the Scottish Government to help achieve our ambitions for forestry and the rural economy, including the 50 year vision encapsulated in our new Forestry Strategy.

Our history

We were formed on 1 April 2019 and replaced the work of Forestry Commission Scotland, which was created as part of legislation which fully devolved forestry to Scotland. Our agency is staffed with a National Office in Edinburgh and 5 local conservancy offices which are geographically spread across the country.

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