Corporate Plan

The Corporate Planning framework encompasses the broad overview and infrastructure of our organisation. It refers to the different long term and annual plans we've in place to set our future direction and map out our objectives which will steer all of our work. It describes how our plans link to SG outcomes and different strategies. We need to ensure all our work complies with legal requirements. We also need to anticipate and mitigate risks.

Our Corporate Plan 2020 to 2023 is our overarching strategic document. It sets out our purpose and strategic objectives alongside high level priorities and actions which will shape our activities over the next 3 years. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have been identified which will help us monitor our progress.

Our 3 strategic objectives are to:

  1. ensure that sustainable forest management is an integral part of public policy, particularly through leading and co-ordinating the delivery of Scotland's Forestry Strategy
  2. develop our people and culture to improve performance and resilience, building a dynamic, flexible and modern workforce which serves the forestry sector and wider Scotland well
  3. become a more innovative, efficient and accessible organisation by delivering process improvements, and harnessing digital and technological solutions

Our Corporate Plan 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 annual Business Plan supports our Corporate 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.

Gaelic Language Plan 

Public consultation on our draft Gaelic Language Plan 2022 to 2027 is now open. Visit our 'Gaelic Language Plan consultation' web page to find out more.

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 draft 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

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.