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26 Mar 2021
Confor’s manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections - designed to build on the 21st century success story of forestry and wood - has won cross-party support at a pre-election online hustings event.
17 Mar 2021
Tree planting targets must be enshrined in legislation if they are to be "meaningful and not just aspirational", Confor has stressed - after signing a joint letter calling for greater Government leadership on this vital issue.
10 Mar 2021
Confor welcomes the first phase of the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive. Confor has worked hard to ensure woodland is included in the new Environmental Land Management Scheme and is encouraged on-farm woodland is one of the “standards” for the first pilot.
24 Feb 2021
Timber grown in the UK is perfectly good to use in construction, while wood has a big part to play in renovating properties as well as building new homes, a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Forestry and Tree Planting heard.
22 Feb 2021
Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid 19 the difficult decision has been taken to postpone the APF show for a further year. The plan is for the event to take place on 22-24 September 2022 at Ragley Estate.
29 Jan 2021
Confor has welcomed the renewed commitment to forestry and wood processing in Scotland outlined in the Scottish Government's budget presented to Parliament on Thursday January 28th.
22 Jan 2021
LAST CHANCE - they may lose funding and regulation!
20 Jan 2021
Forest Research is carrying out a survey to collect stakeholder and user views on the different types of technical publications published by the agency
13 Jan 2021
Confor has contributed to the UK Parliament POST research briefing on Woodland Creation.
07 Jan 2021
A new Climate Change Champion prize has been added to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards as the 'Tree Oscars' return in 2021.