Introduction - Scottish Forestry
The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018 was commenced in April 2019. This means that forestry is now fully devolved and accountable to Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament.
As part of this change, new Scottish Government agencies were formed to take forward the work previously undertaken by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS). Scottish Forestry (SF) was established on 1st April 2019 as the Scottish Government agency responsible for policy, support and regulation of forestry; a function previously undertaken by FCS.