Royal Scottish Forestry Society

RSFS has published continuously since 1858 what is now the flagship Journal of Scottish Forestry and which is published 3 times each year in print and digitally.  As well as disseminating forestry management knowledge and forest science, the journal fosters understanding of and passion for woodland, forestry and trees, at home and abroad.

Once logged in, members have access to the following additional content through the menu bar above:

  • Archive of Scottish Forestry, 1947 to date;
  • Archive of Transactions of the Royal Arboricultural Society, 1858 to 1947;
  • eNews of the RSFS 2022 to date;
  • Galleries of topical images, from 2024 onwards;

You can access publicly available articles from Scottish Forestry by following the link to our Showcase Articles.

Scottish Forestry

Each annual volume of the Journal is published in three editions: Spring, Summer/Autumn and Winter.

Members of RSFS can access the entire back catalogue of editions by clicking on “Journal Archive” above. 

Those wishing to publish in the Journal should contact the editor by email in the first instance.  



Each fortnight RSFS publishes a newsletter, called the "eNews", to all members who have registered their email address.  The eNews contains topical information on matters within the sector, a precis of RSFS events and much much more.  Members are able to access the eNews Archive after logging in and then clicking on the button below.

Showcase articles

A limited number of articles published in Scottish Forestry are publicly available.  From 2024, these include:

  • Those receiving an RSFS Writers Award;
  • Peer-reviewed articles.

We hope to expand the number of articles available in this way gradually looking back several years.


Writer's awards

RSFS makes two awards each year, the:

  • Sir George Campbell Memorial Trophy – for “the best paper by forestry professionals”; and
  • Neil Findlay Memorial Trophy for papers that “portray wider perspectives of people’s involvement with trees, woodland and the environment”

The awards are made by a panel comprising the present and past editors of Scottish Forestry.