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SAVE THE DATE Saturday 21st of November 2020 Like so many things this year, the Reforesting Scotland Annual Gathering is going to be a bit different from normal. Our usual physical get-together, with shared dining, a ceilidh and lots of …

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“Perspective is the Temple of Decision” – inscription in Falkland Palace No grander – nor, in some ways, more unseemly – could have been this year’s setting for Reforesting Scotland’s Blue Skies weekend retreat but Falkland Palace. I decided to …

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Kicking off a series of blogs from the Directors of Reforesting Scotland, Nicola Hume checks out the new generation of non-plastic tree tubes and asks: do they work? To read as a pdf, click here. According to legend, Sir Ewan …

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Spring/summer issue 2020: Climate Change Welcome to the Spring 2020 issue of Reforesting Scotland, which looks at Climate Change. As we completed this issue, the nation entered week 3 of coronavirus lockdown and we have no idea when it will …

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Autumn/winter issue 2019: Appropriate Technology Contents Ninian Stuart: Loving the land in turbulent timesRichard Thompson: Natural forest reservesJudy Wilkinson & Emily Chappell: Urban huttingIvor Davies: Teaching timberDan Ridley-Ellis: Adding value through timber gradingAlternative toiletsSteffi Shaffler: Horse loggingFi Martynoga: Dalefoot compostsRob …

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Reforesting Scotland are offering students a small bursary to encourage dissertations  to be undertaken on the theme of ecological restoration. The grant, of around £200, is to help with costs such as transport, materials and living costs involved in undertaking …

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In this discussion paper, published by Reforesting Scotland, Jim Knight argues for a creative blurring of the boundaries between ‘production’ and ‘natural’ forest, with a greater emphasis on natural regeneration in both. Jim is a founding trustee of the Borders …

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Spring/summer issue 2019: Land Revival The Spring 2019 issue is a special bumper edition with 12 extra pages covering the places visited and lessons learned from our Land Revival study tour. You can buy it online for the regular price …

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Booking form This year the Gathering is heading to the Trossachs, part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and home of more large-scale ecological restoration projects than you can shake a birch seedling at. We’ll be based …

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The Scottish Government has published its draft Scottish Forestry Strategy, which lays out the Scottish Government’s vision and plans for woods and forests over the next ten years. Or at least, that’s what it should do. In the event, the …

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