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Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest

Scotland’s rainforest is one of our most precious habitats. It is as important as tropical rainforest, but even rarer. Yet few people in Scotland know it exists and fewer still know how globally significant it is. Sometimes known as Atlantic woodland or Celtic rainforest, Scotland’s rainforest is made up of Read more…

Hut of Wellbeing

For people dealing with serious, chronic or terminal illnesses, contact with nature has many benefits, promoting healing and reducing pain and stress. Caring for people in such situations is also stressful, and many carers need a relaxing break every now and again. The Hut of Wellbeing project aims to build Read more…

StarTree

StarTree: Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products: a challenge and opportunityStarTree is a pan-European project to support the sustainable exploitation of forest resources for rural development. The project ran from November 2012 – October 2016 and is now completed. For more information email Reforesting Scotland at

A Thousand Huts

Reforesting Scotland’s Thousand Huts Project 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 health benefits Read more…

Small Tree Planting Grant

We are offering grants towards small tree planting schemes in Scotland for members. The scheme was launched in 2019 and aims to fill the gap for tree planters who do not meet the minimum size requirements for Woodland Trust or Scottish Forestry grants. Note that community groups and schools can Read more…

Forest Gardening

Forest gardening is a method of growing food that replicates the structure and resilience of a wild forest. There is growing interest in how to apply the technique in a Scottish climate. RS director Alan Carter maintains the website A Food Forest In Your Garden and has written a book 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…