The Royal Scottish Forestry Society

...for those who love the forests, woodlands and trees of Scotland

Patron's Fund Grant


RSFS is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

Executive Director George Moore said:

‘We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron. This money will help us to upgrade our website and allow on-line payments and invoicing. Last year we revised our Journal, Scottish Forestry, to a new fresher format. We also have an RSFS Facebook page and Twitter @RSFS1854. We run over 20 events and field days each year which allow members to see the latest developments in forestry good practice.”

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The Royal Scottish Forestry Society with its valuable work. RSFS is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

For further information on The Patron’s Fund (Registered Charity No. 1164171), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


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