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 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.”
Letter to the Editor
A letter from David Sulman, Executive Director UK Forest Products Association, regarding the last issue of Scottish Forestry is available here
Northern Region Field Trip
Pictures of the trip to Glen Righ to view steep ground harvesting are now available in the Gallery. A write up by Northern Chairman is in Society News. There are also details of other Regions forthcoming field trips available in the Calendar.
Lothian & Borders Field Trip
Pictures of the trip to Teviothead Forestry Complex are now available in the Gallery. There is also a write up by L&B Chairman in Society News; there are some very interesting and thought provoking points.
RSFS Clay Shoot
A superb day was had by all at the first annual clay shoot. Pictures of the prize giving are in the gallery and more will follow once I receive them - too busy shooting to take pictures!!
Scottish Forestry: call for papers for November 2014 issue of the journal
The Editor seeks interesting, thought provoking and well-written articles for the November issue of Scottish Forestry.
Articles submitted should be up tp 3,000 words and can be on any matter related to forestry. In the first instance please contact the Editor to discuss your article.
Deadline for drafts: 1 October 2014. Guidelines are available from the Editor.