We are the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, regulation, grants incentives, technical forestry advice and new cross border arrangements. Scotland has 1.4m hectares of forests that we regulate, support and promote. We also lead on the delivery of woodland creation targets.
Our Chief Executive is Dave Signorini. Our staff are split between our national office in Edinburgh and five Conservancy offices who lead the local delivery of our functions.
The Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 has a vision for forestry in Scotland: “In 2070, Scotland will have more forests and woodlands, sustainably managed and better integrated with other land uses. These will provide a more resilient, adaptable resource, with greater natural capital value, that supports a strong economy, a thriving environment, and healthy and flourishing communities.”
We work with partners in the public, private and third sector to help deliver this vision.