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  • Celebrating Scotlandís Finest Woods

    Created: 13/01/2021

    The annual Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Programme strives to reward and showcase all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods. This year’s Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are:

    • Climate Change Champion Award - for Scotland’s forests and woodlands that can demonstrate they have an important role in helping to mitigate climate change and/or adapt to the changing climate and/or share knowledge/information or raise awareness about climate change.
    • Community Woodlands Award - community-based projects can compete for this Scotland-wide award with two competitions for both small and large community woodland groups therefore covering the full spectrum of community forestry in Scotland.
    • Farm Woodland Award - for active farmers/croftes anywhere in Scotland and for young people (40 years of age or less) whether the active farmer/crofter and/or their forester/woodland manager or both roles.
    • New Native Woods Award - new native woodland projects compete for this award.
    • Quality Timber Awards - for ‘newly-planted commercial woodland’, ‘a single stand/compartment/small wood’ or ‘whole estates and larger multi-purpose forests or woodlands’.
    • Schools Award - schools and pre-school projects anywhere in Scotland can enter this ever-popular award.

    How to apply?

    Application guidance and the form for each above award category can be found here. The closing date for award applications is Wednesday 31 March 2021. The 2021 results are expected to be announced and winners presented with their prizes in June 2021.

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