Scotland's Woodlands and the Historic Environment

Scotland's Woodlands and the Historic Environment

This document outlines how the forestry sector can tap into this rich cultural heritage and help develop historic sites - including designed landscapes and ancient woodlands.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Communicate the forestry sector’s shared understanding of how forests and woodlands contribute towards Scotland’s historic environment.
  • Promote the appreciation of the history of Scotland’s forests and woodlands, and their contribution towards our cultural heritage.
  • Confirm how the forestry sector will endeavour to deliver the required outcomes of Scottish Ministers’ strategic policies for the historic environment.
  • Outline what practical measures the forestry sector can take to ensure that all our activities enhance the stewardship of the historic environment.


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