Royal Scottish Forestry Society

What is a member

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society was conceived as a membership organisation in 1854 and we are still constituted as a membership body today.  This is your Society...

Byron Braithwaite

The RFSF provides a great platform to discuss forestry matters, share industry news and information as well as providing opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

Byron Braithwaite Forest Manager, Tillhill
Membership is the lifeblood of any Society, RSFS is no different; the Society is the sum of the contributions of its members. Over the past five years we have been working to reinvigorate our membership, improve participation and return to our educational roots.  Over the next five years we aim to enhance our involvement in education in the sector.

Member benefits 2022




Member voting rights 1 vote per member 1 vote per entity
Regular eNewsletter
Access to Regional Field Days
Discounted Annual Study Tour (AST)
Discounted guests at AST
Copies of Scottish Forestry Personal copy Online access 3 per office

In addition to personal membership, we offer corporate and associate membership.

We encourage you to hold individual membership in order that you receive your own personal copy of Scottish Forestry and invitations to our Regional Field Days and Annual Study Tour.

Associate membership tends to be for government bodies and educational institutions.

Individual subscription rates 2022

Individual membership is great value, less than one cup of coffee per fortnight at your favourite coffee chain - best value is payment by monthly direct debit.

Not only are you getting a great read three times a year, access to field days and a discount on the Annual Study Tour, you are helping with the wider educational remit of the Society, namely supporting new and young foresters develop in their careers.

Payment by:

Direct Debit (DD)


GBP Annually Monthly Annually

Calendar of events

Our members are able to attend all Regional Field Days free of charge, although donations are appreciated; Regions may charge a small fee for non-members attending. Members have discounted access to the Annual Study Tour. Other events are as priced.

Become a member link
Monitor woods link
Cashel Forest Trust link

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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