An online four week public consultation began on 8 January 2020. The purpose of this consultation was to seek the views of anyone with an interest in the policy, support and regulation that underpins forestry in Scotland.
The draft plan was published on the Scottish Government Publication page together with a link to the consultation questionnaire hosted on the Citizens Space portal. The consultation questionnaire typically asked respondents to indicate how strongly they agreed/disagreed with the provision in the plan (tick box) and then invited further feedback. The questions covered:
- Introduction to SF
- Our purpose
- Each of the three strategic objectives and their priorities and activities
- Equality and Diversity
- Any final comments.
All views received helped us to test and further refine the draft plan before publication in June 2020.
In total, 55 responses were received.
The organisations responding comprised:
- Public bodies and agencies: national, local, partnerships
- Representative and special interest groups: professional/commercial, sports and recreation, environmental/conservation
- Charities: mainly conservation/environmental/heritage, but also sport/wellbeing
|Role of Scottish Forestry||50||Strategic Objective 2||47|
|Purpose||49||Strategic Objective 2 - Priorities||48|
|Strategic Objective 1||50||Strategic Objective 2 - Activities||46|
|Strategic Objective 2||45||Performance|
|Strategic Objective 2 - Priorities||44||Equality and Diversity|
|Strategic Objective 2 - Activities||43||Other Comments|