Last chance to enter Finest Woods Awards

29 March 2019

Entries close this weekend for the largest-ever celebration of the finest forests and most wonderful woods in Scotland.

Anyone wishing to enter Scotland's Finest Woods Awards 2019 needs to have their entry in by Sunday night (31st March). 

The biggest-ever programme includes a 1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award and a second prize for Farm Woodland, building on the successful introduction of the Award last year. 

The popular Schools’ Trophy is back, won last year by St Mary’s School in Melrose, which has just planted a Centenary Avenue of trees to mark the First World War with part of its prize money.

Other returning categories are: Community Woodlands (two competitions: small and large community woodland groups); New Native Woods; and Quality Timber (three competitions: new commercial wood; multi-purpose forest or whole estate; and a single stand/compartment or small wood)

Angela Douglas, Executive Director of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards, said: “We have some exceptional forests and woods in Scotland and our annual programme sets out to find them and recognise their excellence - from helping school children discover the wonder of woods to rewarding dedicated community groups who persevere, often in the face of adversity, to improve their woodland, to honouring highly experienced forest managers.

“The Awards aim to shine a light on our woodland stars from all over Scotland - and give them the recognition they deserve.”

Full list of awards, criteria and entry forms: