Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 presents the Scottish Government's 50-year vision for Scotland’s forests and woodlands and sets out a 10-year framework for action. It was developed in full consultation with a broad range of stakeholders. Information on how the Strategy was produced, including the consultation process, can be viewed on the Government Forestry Strategies page.
Objectives for the next 10 years
- Increase the contribution of forests and woodlands to Scotland’s sustainable and inclusive economic growth;
- Improve the resilience of Scotland’s forests and woodlands and increase their contribution to a healthy and high quality environment; and
- Increase the use of Scotland’s forest and woodland resources to enable more people to improve their health, well-being and life chances.
Implementation, monitoring and reporting
Delivery of the Strategy will require actions across the public, private, community and third sectors. Scottish Forestry on behalf of Scottish Ministers, is leading on the co-ordination of the delivery, monitoring and reporting of the Strategy. Since September 2019 we have been developing a Forestry Strategy Implementation Plan with input from a range of forestry and land use interests including members of a fixed-life stakeholder working group.
The plan was due to be published on 1 April. However, given the ongoing Covid-19 emergency we have decided to postpone its publication.
We have mobilised our Business Continuity Plan and prioritised our activities, details of which can be found in our Priorities in Response to the Coronavirus Emergency document.