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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Autumn/winter issue 2018 The Reforesting Scotland Journal is free to members. The theme of our Autumn/Winter issue is ‘By Leaves We Learn’ and we take a look at various aspects of education and learning outdoors, including the Shieling Project, Upstart …

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In partnership with Trees for Life we are supporting the publication of a new book, SCOTLAND: A Rewilding Journey. This book is a rally cry to bring about action for a wilder Scotland, where forests abundant with life are regenerating, …

Crowdfunder opened for new book on Rewilding Read More »

Over the last few weeks, hill walkers have encountered dead deer lying scattered over many of Scotland’s hills. While some may have been shot to put them out of their misery, most will have starved to death – the combination …

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Spring/summer issue 2018 The Reforesting Scotland Journal is free to members. The theme of the Spring 2018 issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘A Place to be’ and we take a look at huts, crofts and bothies, the Ulva buyout, and …

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Soon, the legislation allowing beavers to remain in Scotland will be debated in the Edinburgh Parliament. Before that can happen, the Scottish Government is obliged to issue a report and hold a public consultation on the conclusions of that report. The …

Action: New beaver consultation Read More »

Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October 2018 The 2018 Gathering is nearly upon us. As usual we’ll have a mix of visits, talks, workshops, practical demonstrations, food, company and dancing. We are asking folk to pre-book the visits to …

Annual Gathering 2018 – Braemar Read More »

Rewilding may be a hot topic but, says Alan Carter, the legal framework for reintroductions needs to be improved. This year, Denmark got its first wild wolf pack for over 200 years. It wasn’t part of any government programme. No …

From beavers to bears – we need a map! Read More »

From Reforesting Scotland Journal 56: Wild Again (autumn 2017 issue) At first glance, ‘rewilding the city’ might sound like a contradiction. To some people, the wild is defined by the absence of interfering humans. How can wildness exist in that …

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Autumn/winter 2017 issue The Reforesting Scotland Journal is free to members. The theme of the Autumn 2017 issue of Reforesting Scotland is ‘Wild again!’ and we take a look at ecological restoration and reintroductions. Buy now for £5.00 including postage. …

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