*Last updated 14:10, 09 February 2021


Forestry09 February 2021 - Temporary arrangements for forestry grants during Covid

During the current COVID pandemic, Scottish Forestry is prioritising its resources to best support the sector and as a result will be implementing some temporary measures.  

The focus will be on dealing with existing grant applications, paying claims  and taking forward felling permissions, which are important in order to maintain a supply of timber to the industry.

As part of the new measures, there will be a temporary pause of six weeks from 9 February to 22 March on processing new forestry grant scheme applications.

All applications that were submitted before 9 February will be processed as normal.

A full briefing note is available here.


01 June 2020 - Publication of Safe working guidance and restart plan for forestry industry

Today, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing welcomed the publication of safe working guidance and a restart plan for those involved in forestry and other outdoor work such as peatland restoration, wildlife and nature reserve management, ecological surveys and research.

You can read the documents here.

Download the 'Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in forestry' PDF.

Download the 'Covid-19 Forestry Sector Restart & Resilience Plan' PDF.