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Organisational arrangements: Correspondence and letters of support

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity wrote to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on 23 February 2018 confirming widespread support for the approach Scottish Government is taking with respect to arrangements to complete the devolution of forestry.

Positive responses have been received by a wide range of stakeholders including correspondence from the Chair of the Forestry Commission, Scottish Land and Estates, Community Land Scotland, Community Woodlands Association, Confor, BSW Timber and UK Forest Products Association.

Further support has since been given by the Head of Forestry Commission Scotland, the Chair of the Forestry Commission's National Committee for Scotland and Dr Bob McIntosh, former Forestry Commissioner and former FC Director Scotland.

On 12 March 2018, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity wrote to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee to give further details on the practical implications of the creation of a single agency with additional advice from Scottish Government’s Chief Financial Officer, Gordon Wales on the very significant financial implications of establishing a single agency to deliver Scottish Ministers’ functions under the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill.  

Correspondence from Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Downloadable documents:

Title:Organisational arrangements: Correspondence and letters of support
Description:Correspondence supporting the approach Scottish Government is taking with respect to arrangements to complete the devolution of forestry
File:Letter from Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to REC Committee on 23 February 2018 [PDF, 115.2 kb: 12 Mar 2018]
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File:Letter from Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing to REC Committee on 12 March 2018 [PDF, 580.4 kb: 12 Mar 2018]
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Correspondence and statements of support

Downloadable documents:

Title:Organisational arrangements: Correspondence and letters of support
Description:Correspondence supporting the approach Scottish Government is taking with respect to arrangements to complete the devolution of forestry
File:Letter from Sir Harry Studholme to Cabinet Secretary REC Fergus Ewing on 19 February 2018 [PDF, 481.5 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) to Cabinet Secretary REC Fergus Ewing on 15 February 2018 [PDF, 298.3 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Published statements from Community Woodlands Association (CWA) and Community Land Scotland (CLS) [PDF, 115.1 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Confor to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 8 February 2018 [PDF, 220.2 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from BSW Timber to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 13 February 2018 [PDF, 491.1 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA) to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 22 February 2018 [PDF, 92.1 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Simon Hodge, Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 5 February 2018 [PDF, 99.8 kb: 23 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Amanda Bryan, NCS to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 25 February 2018 [PDF, 348.8 kb: 27 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Bob McIntosh to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 28 February 2018 [DOCX, 43.8 kb: 28 Feb 2018]
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File:Letter from Jo O'Hara, Head of FCS to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 26 February 2018 [PDF, 174.9 kb: 02 Mar 2018]
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File:Advice from Gordon Wales, Chief Financial Officer to Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing on 7 March 2018 [PDF, 248.5 kb: 12 Mar 2018]
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