Corporate Plan

Our Corporate Plan sets out our strategic objectives for the next 3 years and the priorities which will support their delivery.  

It was originally prepared before the Scottish Government declared a national health emergency due to COVID-19. Much of the information provides a baseline to support our staff and the forest sector to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The plan will be kept under review and if appropriate, updated to reflect the Scottish Government’s position on COVID-19.   

Business Plan

The Corporate Plan is supported by our annual Business Plan. It lays out how we intend to make progress towards our corporate strategic objectives across 2021 to 2022 and what our priorities are for this year.  It shows how important current issues - such as emerging from covid restrictions and the agreement with the Scottish Green Party – will shape our work this year.  Our Values are central to our work, and this is laid out in our Business Plan. It details what our finance and staffing resources are for this year, and how we will be contributing to the National Performance Framework. It describes how the work of our conservancies will be changing, and the work we are undertaking to address People survey results. Detailed activities on each of our priorities is presented, making it clear what the work of our conservancies and teams will be both for our staff and for our stakeholders.

Corporate Plan consultation activities

An online 4-week public consultation on our draft Corporate Plan took place in January 2020. The purpose of this consultation was to seek the views of anyone with an interest in the policy, support and regulation that underpins forestry in Scotland. The draft plan was published on the Scottish Government Publication page together with a link to the consultation questionnaire hosted on the Citizens Space portal. 55 responses were received. All views received helped us to test and further refine the draft plan before publication in June 2020.  Our Corporate Plan Consultation Analysis Report summarises the responses received. 

Gaelic Language Plan 

We recognise that Gaelic is an important part of Scotland's heritage, national identity and cultural life. We're committed to helping ensure that Gaelic has a sustainable future in Scotland.

Our Gaelic Language Plan sets out how we'll:

  • use Gaelic in the operation of our core functions
  • enable the use of Gaelic when communicating with the public and key partners
  • promote and develop Gaelic within the organisation

You can read our Gaelic Language Plan below:

Improvement programme

​The Improvement Programme 2019 to 2024 aims to transform the effectiveness and efficiency of our forestry approval and support processes.

The programme is split into 4 priority areas:

  1. the customer experience
  2. our processes
  3. our people
  4. how we use technology

Read our Improvement Programme booklet.