Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Route Map through and out of the crisis, we have worked with the forestry sector and safety body representatives to develop guidance on how the forestry sector can safely restart.

We have also published our first Corporate Plan (2020-2023) and Business Plan 2020-2021, which provide us with a framework to restart and recover from the impacts of coronavirus.

Contact Us 

The majority of staff have moved to home-based working.

National Office queries. Our telephone helpline has been suspended but you can still contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will endeavour to reply as soon as we can, and if possible by the next working day. Our Guide to Information will signpost you to different services we provide.

Local Office queries. The phone lines to our five local offices have also been suspended and we cannot host face to face meetings. Response times to requests may be slower than normal, but we will endeavour to meet the needs of all our customers and stakeholders.  Our briefing note covers new working arrangements for the Forestry Grant Scheme.

Accessing the outdoors

It is important to stay active and connected to nature for your health and wellbeing and you should follow current Government rules when doing so.

Rights of responsible access to most land in Scotland, including paths, continue to apply. It is therefore essential to comply with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.