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    Conserving and managing trees and woodlands in Scotland’s designed landscapes

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Since Medieval times, designed landscapes have evolved and at times changed dramatically in style and character. Throughout all periods and recognised styles however, trees have been an essential feature. In the 20th century social and economic changes proved challenging times for land management, with a combination of estate fragmentation, decline and changed land-use policies, specifically […]
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    The forgotten forest: the story of Whitelee Forest in the 20th Century

    Lead Author: Ruth Tittensor
    This is the story of forestry in and around Whitelee Forest, based on the memory of those who lived and work in forestry, knitted together from personal recollections.
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    Managing forests for white-tailed eagles

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    White-tailed eagles (sea eagles) were re-introduced to Scotland from the 1970s and there are now over 50 breeding pairs. They frequently nest and roost in woodlands and tend to use habitual nest sites. The species has a high degree of legal protection, and woodland managers need to plan operations carefully to avoid disturbing the birds […]
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    Management of ancient wood pasture

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    This guidance note provides an introduction to the restoration and management of ancient wood pastures in Scotland. It is aimed at land managers, their advisers and agency staff involved in land management and grant assessment. It has also been developed to help applicants to the Scottish Rural Development Programmedeliver the ‘Management of Ancient Wood Pasture’ […]
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    Identifying the historic environment in Scotland’s forests and woodlands

    Lead Author: Matthew Ritchie
    Identifying the historic environment in Scotland’s forests and woodlands has been prepared by Forestry Commission Scotland and Archaeology Scotland as an aid to forestry and woodland managers when considering the historic environment in their stewardship. The principal purpose of this practice guide is to provide an accessible introduction to exploring ‘archaeology in the field’. Archaeological […]
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    No rivalry but different

    This is the story of forestry in and around Glenmore and Rothiemurchus based on the memory of those who lived and work in forestry, knitted together from personal recollections.
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    Potential impacts of drought and disease on forestry in Scotland

    Lead Author: Sarah Green
    This study identified 288 medium or high drought risk forest sites in eastern Scotland, 125 of which include Sitka spruce as a major component. Sitka spruce is intolerant of drought and is known to have previously experienced drought damage such as tree mortality and stem cracking in eastern Scotland. Cases of direct drought damage, together […]
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    A valuation of the economic and social contribution of forestry for people in Scotland

    Lead Author: David Edwards
    This report presents the results of a comprehensive valuation of the current social and economic benefits of forestry, forests and woodlands in Scotland that are derived by the people of Scotland. The research was based upon a typology of seven ‘Forestry for People’ themes which were: employment and volunteering, contribution to the economy, recreation and […]
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    The economic and social contribution of forestry for people in Scotland

    Lead Author: David Edwards
    This Research Note summarises the results of a two-year valuation of the current social and economic contribution of forestry, forests and woodlands to the people of Scotland.
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    Impacts of climate change on forestry in Scotland – a synopsis of spatial modelling research

    Lead Author: Duncan Ray
    This Research Note provides an initial synopsis of the likely impacts, with preliminary recommendations to support development of a climate change action plan for forestry in Scotland.
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    The forest is a beautiful place to be

    This is the story of forestry in and around The Great Glen based on the memory of those who lived and work in forestry, knitted together from personal recollections.
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    New pathways for health and well-being

    Lead Author: Sue Weldon
    Summary of research to understand and overcome barriers to accessing woodland By Sue Weldon and Cathy Bailey in collaboration with Liz O’Brien.
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    New pathways for health and well-being in Scotland

    Lead Author: Sue Weldon
    Research to understand and overcome barriers to accessing woodlands By Sue Weldon and Cathy Bailey in collaboration with Liz O’Brien.
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    [Archive] Forests and wood ants in Scotland

    Lead Author: Jonathan Hughes
    This Information Note provides information on the northern wood ant Formica lugubris, the Scottish wood ant Formica aquilonia and the narrow-headed ant Formica exsecta. Information is presented on the legal and conservation status, ecology, habitat requirements and management of these three species. The Note is aimed at a wide range of people with interests in […]
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    New timber architecture in Scotland

    Lead Author: Peter Wilson
    This publication illustrates 90 exemplar projects and demonstrates clearly that there is no single building type unsuited to the use of this adaptable, variable and infinitely renewable material.
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    Smell of the rosin noise of the saw

    This is the story of forestry in and around Knapdale and Lochaweside, based on the memory of those who lived and work in forestry, knitted together from personal recollections.
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    Seed sources for planting native trees and shrubs in Scotland

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This guidance note sets out Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) policy for selecting suitable origins, provenances, and categories of planting material for planting native species of trees and shrubs in Scotland.
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    Heritage trees of Scotland

    Lead Author: Donald Rodger
    More than 130 of Scotland's most remarkable trees are stunningly presented in the second edition of Heritage Trees of Scotland now in its expanded hardback second edition.