Information
Latest
  1. Biodiversity strategy: consultation

    Biodiversity is vital for us all and it is in crisis, globally and in Scotland, so we need to change the way we use natural resources. We are seeking views on how we should tackle the biodiversity crisis through a new biodiversity strategy which will drive this transformation.

  2. Land use strategy: annual progress report 2021/2022

    Third annual progress report on Scotland's land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2021 to March 2022.

  3. Response to the Climate Change Committee: progress reducing emissions – report to Parliament 2021

    In December 2021, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its annual report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland, assessing the government’s climate change mitigation activity. This report addresses the CCC’s recommendations.

  4. Climate Change Plan: monitoring reports 2022

    The second annual statutory monitoring report against the updated 2018 Climate Change Plan, as per the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019.

  5. Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement: analysis of consultation responses

    A report on the analysis of the responses to the consultation on the Review of the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement.

  6. Children and Young People's Voices Matter: progress report - March 2022

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the fifth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 16 March 2021.

  7. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts 2022

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scotland's natural capital.

  8. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan.

  9. Sustainable and regenerative farming - next steps: statement

    Information about how we will support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

  10. Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID): customer satisfaction survey 2021

    The RPID customer satisfaction survey was held throughout August and the first week of September and all RPID Single Application Form customers were included. The survey was entirely online and 2147 (14%) of customers completed the survey.

  11. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  12. Rainforest action

    Scotland’s commitment to protect unique habitat.

  13. Forestry and Land Scotland draft corporate plan 2022 - 2025: consultation

    Forestry and Land Scotland has developed a draft corporate plan which sets out the proposed direction of travel and priorities for the organisation for the next three years. The consultation seeks the views of all who have an interest in the national forests and land.

  14. Land use strategy 2016-2021: second annual progress report

    Second annual progress report on the land use strategy, as required under Section 37A of The Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019. It covers the period of March 2020 to March 2021.

  15. Agricultural transition - first steps towards our national policy: consultation

    This consultation provides an overview of the key themes and recommendations emerging from the Farmer Led Group process, setting out a number of key questions to inform wider work on the development of agricultural policy and in particular the replacement to CAP.

  16. Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 implementation: report to the Scottish Parliament - 2020

    Report detailing progress of the work carried out in 2020 through the implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

  17. Right First Time: a practical guide for public authorities to decision-making and the law - second edition

    Right First Time is a practical guide for public authorities in Scotland to decision-making and the law.

  18. Woodland ownership: key data

    Key data taken from analyses of a survey of woodland owners carried out between 2012 and 2015.

  19. Scottish Forestry - corporate plan: consultation analysis

    Results of the consultation on the draft corporate plan for Scottish Forestry, which lays out the proposed direction of travel and priorities for the next three years, the proposed purpose and role, and the three strategic objectives that will frame the delivery of Scottish Forestry’s work.

  20. Helping farmers diversify into forestry

    Additional £1m available through new Agricultural Transformation Programme.

  21. Scottish Forestry corporate plan: consultation

    Consultation on the first corporate plan for Scottish Forestry.

  22. Farmers to benefit from more land

    New entrants to farming industry get help from Scottish Government scheme.

  23. Forestry devolution: resource list

    Information relating to the devolution of forestry.

  24. Scotland's forestry strategy 2019-2029: SEA post adoption statement

    Ways in which the findings of the initial strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and the views expressed by consultees have been taken into account within Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  25. Devolution of forestry: administrative arrangements

    Final administrative arrangements for devolution of forestry under the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018.

  26. Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: consultation

    We are seeking to gather evidence on future arrangements for the application of EU environmental principles and for environmental governance in Scotland, in the event that the UK exits the EU.

  27. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA)

    How Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 may impact on business (including the third sector) and regulation.

  28. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: equality impact assessment (EQIA)

    How Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 may impact on equality, including socio-economic disadvantage. This report includes Fairer Scotland Duty.

  29. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: consultation process

    This report outlines the approach we took to the consultation and how the views expressed helped to inform the final content and structure of Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  30. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019–2029

    Long-term framework for the expansion and sustainable management of Scotland's forests and woodland.

  31. Scotland signs up to forestry pledge

    First Minister commits to Bonn Challenge.

  32. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: strategic environmental assessment (SEA)

    Findings of the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the consultation draft of Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.

  33. Support for new tourist resort

    Funding for south of Scotland development

  34. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: partial BRIA

    This partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on business (including the third sector) and regulation.

  35. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 draft: partial EQIA

    This partial Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) (including Fairer Scotland Duty) for Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019 to 2029 outlines our assessment of how the draft Forestry Strategy may impact on equality, including socio-economic disadvantage.

  36. Scotland's Forestry Strategy 2019-2029: consultation draft

    The consultation draft builds on and modernises the approach undertaken in previous strategies. It provides a 10-year framework for action to help achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests.

  37. Regulation of felling and restocking: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the proposals for regulating felling and restocking in Scotland from 1 April 2019.

  38. Forestry Bill passed

    Modern approach to forestry backed by MSPs.

  39. Forestry in Scotland: statement

    Our statement on how we will manage and administer our forestry responsibilities following the devolution of forestry to Scotland.

  40. Devolution of forestry: factsheets

    Factsheets explaining the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act and associated legislation. Last updated February 2019.

  41. Modernising forestry

    Forestry and Land Management Bill introduced to parliament.

  42. The future of forestry in Scotland: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the public consultation on the future of forestry in Scotland. Report by Craigforth.

  43. Forestry planting proposals: Mackinnon report

    Report by Jim Mackinnon: analysis of current arrangements for the consideration and approval of forestry planting proposals.

Back to top