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15 Feb 2018
Confor’s latest publication, Forestry and local economy, explores the impact of two large new woodland creation projects in the south of Scotland, concluding that the number of people living on the land has increased after trees were planted.
13 Feb 2018
Confor has taken a positive forestry message to the media - with a call for the industry to be judged on modern-day successes, rather than historic prejudices.
09 Feb 2018
Confor has welcomed reassurance that forestry professionalism will be protected and promoted in new administrative arrangements in Scotland - and that the Scottish Government’s plan to keep Scotland’s two new forestry bodies separate will prevent the industry facing a £30 million black hole.
07 Feb 2018
Members are reminded that if they or their clients have received sporting rights valuation notices from their regional Assessor, any appeal against that valuation must be made within 6 months of the notice, otherwise the opportunity to contest the valuation is lost until the next national revaluation (or possibly on a change of ownership/occupier).
06 Feb 2018
Michael Gove has seen more than 1.3 million trees growing at the UK’s largest modern forest in the Ochil Hills in central Scotland.
01 Feb 2018
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has launched a new virtual Centre of Expertise for Plant Health during a visit to SASA this morning.
Martin Bishop calls for a renewed tree-planting push in Wales.
30 Jan 2018
At her meeting with the forestry sector last November, the new Welsh environment minister Hannah Blythyn asked if she could go and see the sector in action.
25 Jan 2018
Imports of high-risk plants and firewood must be brought to an end within five years, to safeguard the health of UK forests, according to a new report by Confor.
24 Jan 2018
Confor member BSW Timber Group has been named as Skills Development Scotland’s Youth Employer of the Month - and had its success highlighted at Holyrood.