Administrative Support Services tender

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society is inviting tenders from suitable individuals, organisations or companies to carry out administrative and finance functions to support the trustees.

The Society, which was founded in 1854, is a registered charity with a membership of some 900+ members, spread across organisational and individual memberships.

AGM 2020 preparations

As you are aware, the unprecedented circumstances of the current pandemic in which we find ourselves has meant that many of the Society’s activities have had to be cancelled or postponed.  One matter that has been postponed as long as we are legally able to, in the hope of being able to hold a face to face meeting, is our Annual General Meeting. 

The trustees have therefore taken the difficult decision to hold the Annual General Meeting via video conference.  Those who are personal members can log in to the website and find the documents here.

Nander Roberton speaks
RSFS eyes future despite lockdown

Faced with having to cancel its busy programme of field visits, training workshops and an annual study tour, the Royal Scottish Forestry Society has been working on other projects which help support its mission as the leading practical forestry society in Scotland.

Speaking to Scottish Farmer, President Nander Robertson said:

“We are rightly proud of our Society’s heritage; it is what the Society and its members do now that ensures its continuing value to future generations. We aim to preserve the best of the past, support ongoing delivery of education, provide access to practical experience and promote the enjoyment of forests and woodland management.”

Scottish Forestry cover regenerating Scots pine
Autumn in the air; mist on Scottish Forestry

The Covid-19 outbreak influenced the completion of the last edition, with the country entering lockdown and RSFS meetings postponed. Here we are emerging from lockdown, reflecting on impacts, thinking of the last world wars and the value of art, and continuing to look back on 100 years of state forestry in Scotland.

RSFS Davidson bursary for career changers

The Royal Scottish Forestry Society and Richard Davidson are delighted to announce the launch of the RSFS Davidson Bursaries. Two new awards are available for students at SRUC Barony campus and the Scottish School of Forestry, Inverness College UHI respectively. 

RSFS cancels events in response to Covid-19

In line with government guidance on Covid-19, we have decided to cancel all Royal Scottish Forestry Society events from now to the end of July.  Like many other bodies, we are taking this action to stop unnecessary travel and to protect both vulnerable people and the wider population.

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