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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
The number of woodland officers who are employed in Scottish Forestry and especially those who process woodland creation grants and appraise EIA forestry applications.
We can confirm that Scottish Forestry employs Woodland officers and Assistant Woodland Officers who are all involved in the processing of woodland creation grant applications and the appraisal of EIA forestry applications.
As at 1 April 2021, Scottish Forestry employed 31 Woodland Officers (equating to 29.03 Full Time Equivalents) and 14 Assistant Woodland Officers (Equating to 11 FTE).
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House