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A Thousand Huts

Reforesting Scotland’s campaign for A Thousand Huts believes that a culture of recreational hut use could benefit people in Scotland greatly. Hut life brings people closer to nature. It cultivates practical skills in low carbon living, as well as fostering a spirit of community and co-operation. The physical and mental Read more…

Scottish Coppice Network

During the Scottish Crannog Centre’s ‘Regenerating Hazel Coppice‘ conference in April 2013, delegates suggested that there should be a network of some kind for people involved in coppicing in Scotland. Reforesting Scotland followed this up by producing the 2014 Coppice Network Study Report funded by Forestry Commission Scotland. We are now exploring Read more…

Small Tree Planting Grant

We are offering grants towards small tree planting schemes. The criteria are as follows: Max £250 per applicant / planting scheme Total available £2,000 – first come first served basis Max planting area 0.1ha Anywhere in Scotland Not available for schemes already underway Open to Reforesting Scotland members only Application Read more…

The Land Revival Study Tour

Early in its life, Reforesting Scotland drew inspiration from a study tour to southern Norway, a land with a similar landscape and climate to Scotland but a different land use history. The people on the tour were given a glimpse of an alternative vision for Scotland, and also found their Read more…

Forest Gardening

Reforesting Scotland is keen to promote Forest Gardening in Scotland, currently underdeveloped but rapidly gathering enthusiasm from many people as a perfect way to create edible woodlands and gardens in our climate. Forest Gardening Display The Forest Gardening display was created by Alan Carter, a Reforesting Scotland director and author Read more…

Student Dissertation Bursary

We offer 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 a project that is in accordance with the vision of Reforesting Scotland. Read more…

Scottish Working Woods

The Scottish Working Woods label is a guarantee that a woodland product contains at least 90% Scottish grown raw material and that the raw material has been harvested sustainably or is from a sustainable source. The project is supported by Reforesting Scotland and by individual members. The label can be Read more…

Woodfuel & Willow

Woodfuel Scotland Wood Fuel Scotland is a Reforesting Scotland initiative to promote the sustainable harvesting and use of woodfuel in Scotland. The website lists firewood suppliers as well as stove suppliers and installers. There is also the publication The Logburners’ Handbook. View the websites: woodfuelscotland.wordpress.com Willow Scotland The sister site Read more…

Norway Study Tour

Reforesting Scotland’s 1993 Norway Study Tour played a key role in showing what could be possible in Scotland.  Southern Norway has a different land ownership pattern and history to Scotland but a similar climate and landscape. The insights from the tour are still relevant and you can download the booklet Read more…