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.”
Woodland creation: Scotland’s Woodland Expansion Advisory Group, which was set up under Scotland’s first Land use Strategy, published its findings and 24 recommendations in July. Andrew Barbour, who chaired the Group (and is pictured left with Richard Lochhead) is a Council Member of the RSFS. Now the work is on to start to make progress towards the target of 100,000 ha of new woodland to be created over the next ten years.
The full report from the WEAG is available online at www.forestry.gov.uk/weag
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ROYAL SCOTTISH FORESTRY SOCIETY AWARDS 2013
The Council of RSFS has awarded the following two trophies for articles published last year in the journal Scottish Forestry.
Sir George Campbell Memorial Trophy for the most interesting, thought-provoking and well written article published in 2012 has been awarded to Dr Coralie Mills and Dr Anne Crone for their paper Dendrochronolical Evidence for Scotland’s Native Timber Resources over the Last 1000 Years. The paper reports on a significant body of research on the origins of timbers used in Scotland over the past 1000 years. It is a unique review which is unlikely to be replicated for several years.
Neil Findlay Memorial Trophy was awarded to Dr David Marshall CA for his article Three Eyes on the Future published in the Winter 2012 issue. This award is to the author for the most interesting and thought-provoking article by a non-forestry professional. The paper offers insights into how the forestry business may engage in the sustainability debate and ensure greater accountability across the profession. A broad environmental approach is advocated.