Our strategy

Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019 to 2029 presents a 50-year vision and 10-year framework to action, expand, protect and enhance Scotland’s forests and woodlands. In turn, we hope to deliver greater economic, social and environmental benefits to Scotland’s people.

Implementation plan

Scotland's Forestry Strategy Implementation Plan 2020 to 2022 was prepared before COVID-19 with input from a stakeholder reference group. The plan will be kept under review and discussions will be held with delivery organisations regarding the scheduling of associated actions. Priority will be given to the actions that best support the forest sector restart and respond to COVID-19.

View the COVID-19 Forestry Sector Restart and Resilience Plan for more information.


Scottish Ministers report on delivery of the Forestry Strategy to the Scottish Parliament every 3 years. The first report is due by the end of 2022.


Contact us for more information on the implementation plan and/or forestry strategy.