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Woodland Creation

(11 Documents)

Woodland Creation

Forestry Grant Scheme

(86 Documents)

Forestry Grant Scheme

Farm Woodlands

(26 Documents)

Farm Woodlands

Sheep and Trees

(2 Documents)

Sheep and Trees

Felling Permissions

(19 Documents)

Felling Permissions

Public Registers

(2 Documents)

Public Registers

Legacy Grant Schemes

(17 Documents)

Legacy Grant Schemes



Briefing 24 - Changes to Capital Item Rates and Securing Future Plant Supply

This briefing note follows a recent review of FGS standard costs that has resulted in a number of changes to capital item rates that were introduced 24th June 2019


Customer Charter

This Charter sets out the Customer Service Standards for Scottish Forestry's handling of application and capital claims for grant under the Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) within the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014–2020.


Felling Permission - Application Guidance

A Felling Permission is often required where the felling of trees is being undertaken. A Felling Permission provides legal authority to fell the trees covered by the permission and may include conditions for example to ensure trees are replanted. This guidance also explains your responsibilities as an applicant and sets out Scottish Forestry’s responsibilities under the 2018 Act.


Guidance on Pollution Control and Management of Surface Water Run-off for Specific Forestry Activities

This Q&A guidance intends to clarify the instances where the revised Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (CAR, as amended) apply to forestry projects.


The Forestry Grant Scheme: A Guide to Grant Options for Existing Woodland Owners

This leaflet provides an overview of the funding categories and options available to help manage woodlands and contribute to the forestry industry.


The Forestry Grant Scheme: A Guide to Grant Options for Woodland Creation

This leaflet provides an overview of the funding categories and options available for woodland creation.


UK Forestry Standard Compliance Procedures

This paper sets out how we will respond to potential breaches of UKFS and what corrective actions or sanctions will be sought from owners or their forest manager. It outlines the process of investigation which we will follow and the laddered approach to actions we will take. Establishment of a compliance register and notification to the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) will form part of our response.


Woodland Creation Essentials

A question and answer document which covers key factors to be considered during woodland creation.


Woodland Creation: Application Guidance

Woodland creation guidance to be followed when applying for grant support to create a new woodland, to comply with the Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 for afforestation, and when you are seeking Scottish Forestry approval for a woodland compensatory planting scheme required as a condition of a planning permission.


Woodland Creation: Application Guidance Supporting Information

This document should be used in conjunction with the Woodland Creation Applicant’s guide. It provides guidance on the collection of relevant information for investigations of land on which new woodland is to be created.