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.”
George Moore is the new Administrator at the Royal Scottish Forestry Society having replaced Jo Maynard. Jo is moving to Abu Dhabi, with the family, to be with her husband in his new job there. We wish them the very best of fortune and thank Jo for a job well done.
George is a banker by background and having retired from that, early after a very successful career, is now a Forestry Consultant and independent entrepreneur.
George joined the Royal Scottish Forestry Society in 2012 when he was “spotted” by the RSFS Director at the Stewartry Show. George moved rapidly into the Society becoming Regional Secretary SW & NI Region. He then joined Council. At the same time he studied for and received FdSc with Merit. Certainly not a man to sit idle, which was witnessed by his inaugurating both the RSFS Annual Raffle and Annual Clay Shoot.
When asked of his immediate plans for the new job, he said; “I’ve a few wee ideas”. Watch this space Royal Scottish Forestry Society!
George will be assisted by his wife, Emma who also runs her own business. The Society could not ask for more proactive members. We look forward to a long and beneficial partnership. The future, as they say, starts now! Pictured below is the handover between George and Jo.
RSFS Annual Lecture 2015
The Annual Lecture will be held Thursday 9 April 2015 - full details avalable here
Society Programme 2015
Field Trips and other RSFS activities are now posted in the Calendar. Members will also have receive the Annual Programme and other news with their Winter Journal; including the flyer and booking form for the 2015 Annual Excursion. The latter is also available in the Members' Area. There are also some new photographs, only available to members, in the Gallery.
Scottish Forestry: call for papers for 2015 editions of the journal
Read the full updated details here
Guidelines for Authors and Peer Review can be found under Journal.