Forestry regulatory and grant support mechanisms have been developed and put in place to help ensure that Scotland’s woodlands are managed in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management, as defined by UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).

Our support and regulations content is aimed at landowners, forestry professionals and members of the public who are interested in managing existing woodlands or creating new woodlands, and want to find out more about  grant support for forestry activities, getting consent for tree felling or woodland management.

For communities and other stakeholders wanting to understand how they can engage with land owners’ forestry plans and proposals, we have produced guidance on Forestry Engagement and Consultation Processes, which sets out how and when engagement happens, as well as the roles and responsibilities of different parties. This document is also applicable to forestry professionals and landowners.