We are a charity devoted to the advancement of forestry in all its branches
Members come from a wide spectrum. Some are involved in forestry or the timber industry, others in conservation and woodland management. There are academics, enthusiastic amateurs and representatives from almost every aspect of Scottish life. The important and all inclusive point is that we love trees and care for the environment.
The society is divided into 5 regions, each of which organises visits and talks within their area. We also run a four day Annual Excursion for all members and for you wherever you are based. The society produces a quarterly journal “Scottish Forestry” which is free to members. The journal is internationally recognised and is distributed to academic institutions from China to Canada and all destinations between.
Best practice is shared through these two mediums and influence is brought to bear on the relevant organisations. We have many members sitting on various committees, from local to Goverment.
The society has a ruling body in the shape of Council which comprises 22 elected members. Council meets 3 times a year and guides the continuing progression of the society; we have been going since 1854. We very much hope that you will enjoy browsing our site and that you will join us to safeguard the future for your children and our Nation’s trees.
“Thigibh còmhla rinn gus an t-àm ri teachd a dhìon airson ur cloinn agus craobhan ar Nàisean.”
RSFS/SFT Annual Lecture
Pictures of the inaugural Annual Lecture are available in the Gallery. My apologies for the subdued lighting effect. The full script of Professor Smout's lecture will be available in the Spring Edition of Scottish Forestry. If you are not a member and would like a copy of this edition, please contact the Administrator who will supply a copy. Cost £7. The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of The Scottish Forestry Trust and Forestry Commission Scotland.
Also in the Spring Journal
Scottish Independence: up, down or straight on for the forestry sector?
Four well-known faces in the forestry sector discuss the possible impact of Scottish Independence on forestry in Scotland. Guy Watt of John, MD of John Clegg Consulting Ltd; James Hepburne Scott, Director of Forest Carbon Ltd; Raymond Henderson, Head of Forestry in Bidwells and Simon Hart, Business Development and Compliance Manager for EGGER Forest Management, air their views on the issues facing the foresty sector.
Thank you to all those members who responded. The review has now been completed and presented to Council. A full report is available in the Spring Edition of Scottish Forestry. The report is also available in the Members' Area.
ANNUAL EXCURSION 2014
Details of the 2014 Annual Excursion, organised by Northern Region, are now available in the Members' Area with the Booking Form.
RSFS Clay Shoot
We are holding a corporate clay shoot 21 June 2014 for members and sponsored teams. There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family. View the Flyer here