We are a charity devoted to the advancement of forestry in all its branches
Established in 1854. Members come from a wide spectrum. Some are involved in forestry or the timber industry, others in conservation and woodland management. There are academics, enthusiastic amateurs and representatives from almost every aspect of Scottish life. The important and all inclusive point is that we love trees and care for the environment.
The society is divided into 5 regions, each of which organises visits and talks within their area. We also run a four day Annual Excursion for all members and for you wherever you are based. The society produces a journal “Scottish Forestry” which is free to members. The journal is internationally recognised and is distributed to academic institutions from China to Canada and all destinations between.
Best practice is shared through these two mediums and influence is brought to bear on the relevant organisations. We have many members sitting on various committees, from local to Goverment.
The ruling body for the society is the Board which consists of ten members: President, Vie President, Treasurer, Communications, Cashel representative, four representatives of regions, and one co-optee.
We very much hope that you will enjoy browsing our site and that you will join us to safeguard the future for your children and our Nation’s trees.
“Thigibh còmhla rinn gus an t-àm ri teachd a dhìon airson ur cloinn agus craobhan ar Nàisean.”
ANNUAL EXCURSION 2018
Highland Fling - hosted by Northern Region. Read the itinerary and view the booking form
Forest Research -
Interim guidance on the integrated management of Hylobius abietis
A new report outlines the latest guidance on the integrated pest management of the insect Hylobius abietis. It draws on some key findings from an ongoing programme of collaborative forest industry research into alternatives to the use of the insecticide cypermethrin. It also summarises knowledge and guidance on the safe use of the insecticide acetamiprid, which is increasingly being phased in across the UK forest industry as an alternative to cypermethrin.
Overseas Study Tour 2018 - Bavaria
The Royal Forestry Society and Royal Scottish Forestry Society are organising a joint five day study tour of forestry in the Austrian Tyrol and Bavaria 23-28 September 2018.
The itinerary includes visits to wood processors and manufacturers, and the finest examples of alpine protection forestry and lowland “close to nature” forestry. We will visit private, state and community forests, stay in comfortable but affordable hotels and take in some of the sights along the way. This promises to be a highly educational and enjoyable study tour which is intended to be accessible to the widest range of RFS/RSFS members
For further details please see http://www.rfs.org.uk/events/overseas-study-tour-2018-bavaria/
Scottish Forestry Journal
The journals from 2006 to 2016 have now been digitised and added to the journal database. You can search the archive by subject in the search box at the top right hand corner of this page. Journals from 1854 to 2016 are available.
The Society is most grateful for the financial assistance, provided by The Scottish Forestry Trust, which enabled this project to be completed.
Society Programme 2018
see Calendar page
Scottish Forestry: call for papers for 2018 editions of the journal
Read the full updated details here
Guidelines for Authors and Peer Review can be found under Journal.