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Royal Scottish Forestry Society

Scots Pine

We are a charity devoted to the advancement of forestry in all its branches

Established in 1854. 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 ruling body for the society is the Board which consists of ten members: President, Vie President, Treasurer, Communications, Cashel representative, four representatives of regions, and one co-optee.

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.”


Join RSFS. Annual subs: Full £62 (£55 by DD), Family £80 (£75 DD), Retired £55 (£50 DD), Student £30 (£27 DD)

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