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Government launches consultation on the future of forestry 

The Scottish Government is consulting on the future of forestry in Scotland.  The consultation, will run through to 9 November 2016, is primarily about completing the devolution of forestry to make the management of forestry directly accountable to Scottish Ministers.

The focus of the proposals are threefold:

– To introduce new organisational arrangements so that the management of forestry in Scotland is fully accountable to the Scottish Ministers and to the Scottish Parliament.

– To ensure that we have in place effective cross-border arrangements where those suit Scottish needs.

– To replace the Forestry Act 1967 with a modern approach to the development, support and regulation of forestry.

Find out more, on the Scottish Governments website: 

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