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This report presents the results of a project which researched the use and abuse of forests and woodlands in the central belt of Scotland. The research was to explore public use of, and attitudes towards, forests and woodlands, and to address questions on aspects of use and user provision which had been identified as important by land-owners, managers and administrators. The aspects were the level of use of forests and woods, the profile of users and the reasons for visiting certain places, and the quality of the experiences gained by different segments of the population in relation to forests and woods. The Forestry Commission, as part of its delivery of sustainable forestry, was also concerned to improve the delivery of benefits to communities, including recreation values and community participation.


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Publication type
Research Report
Publication owner
Forestry Commission Scotland