Royal Scottish Forestry Society

For those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

The Society has a rich history, being founded in 1854, focussed on the practical education of enthusiasts, practitioners and owners of forests, woodlands and trees.

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Welcome to the RSFS website

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society exists to promote excellence of forestry in Scotland for the benefit of present and future generations. Our aim is to bring people together, to improve knowledge and understanding of forestry with a strong emphasis on sharing practical experience.

Due to government restrictions as a result of COVID-19, all RSFS events are ticketed.  Most events are free of charge though donations (recommended £3), but you will not be able to attend without a valid ticket.  Click on the event to book your place (max 3 places per person).

Latest news from RSFS

Strategic review update #1

The Board is beginning to develop a new strategic plan for 2021 to 2026. These will set out how we will deliver some of the ideas floated in the 2020 Scottish Farmer article. We will present our plans to the AGM in 2021. In the meantime we will present notes in the members' only pages and we would welcome your feedback to what is proposed.
Become a member link
Monitor woods link
Cashel Forest Trust link

Those who have kindly funded RSFS

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society was instituted in 1854. We are a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in Scotland, charity registration number SC002058.

Our registered office is Unit 1, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead, Edinburgh, EH20 9QH.  All correspondence should be sent to RSFS, 2 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7LA.

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