Who are we?

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) was created on 1 April 2003 as a result of the Forestry Devolution Review. We serve as the forestry directorate of the Scottish Government, advising on and implementing forestry policy and managing the national forest estate.

Mission statement

Our mission is to protect and expand Scotland's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.

Funding and direction

We are funded by the Scottish Parliament and directed by Scottish Ministers through our Board of Commissioners and our National Committee for Scotland.