Forestry and Land Scotland
Forestry and Land Scotland has responsibility for managing the national forests and land for multiple outcomes, a function previously undertaken by Forest Enterprise Scotland, an agency of the Forestry Commission. Our purpose is to manage the national forests and land in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; and delivers benefits for people and nature. Forestry and Land Scotland will look after national forests and land to enhance biodiversity, support tourism and increase access to the green spaces that will help improve Scotland’s physical and mental health and well-being.
We will also continue to provide vital timber supplies to support the rural economy. We are proud to contribute to the continuing success of forestry in Scotland. Work on our national forests and land contributes £1 million to the Scottish economy each day, supports 11 000 jobs, soaks up over 3 million tonnes of CO2 each year and hosts over 80 community projects with a focus on inclusive activities. We intend to build on this success.
- Associated Member
- Total forest area managed by member: 409 000 ha
- Total number of: employees: 950 people
- Annual harvest in: 3 200 000 m3