Bracken: Scottish Working Group


The Scottish Bracken Working Group was set up in March 2024. 

The main purpose of the Scottish Bracken Working Group is to monitor progress of the agreed actions from the bracken roundtable meeting. The group will also:

  • provide a forum for engagement on work related to bracken and its management, bringing together different sectors to share knowledge
  • identify key research or evidence gathering requirements, including consideration of how evidence gaps can be addressed
  • help form advice to Scottish Ministers on the progress of current actions and the developing evidence base


  • Bracken Control Group
  • Forestry and Land Scotland
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Moorland Forum
  • National Farmers Union Scotland
  • NatureScot
  • RSPB
  • Scottish Environment Link
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Scottish Forestry
  • Scottish Government – Agriculture Policy Division
  • Scottish Government – Natural Resources Division
  • Scottish Land and Estates


Bracken: Scottish Working Group - terms of reference

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