Scotland has many important industrial sites tracing the growth and development of the Industrial Revolution, including iron works, coal pits, slate mines and lead mines. Several of these sites are on what is now the national forest estate, including Wilsontown Ironworks.
Walk in the footsteps of history at the fascinating World War II sites that pepper the coastal forest sites of Scotland. These pages include information on anti-invasion defences and the Women's Timber Corps.
Identify the trees your leaves come from with this interactive learning resource.
Stages in the forest cycle are described: 1) designing a woodland 2) in the tree nursery 3) tree planting 4) thinning, and 5) harvesting or cutting down the trees
Multipurpose forests can grow timber, and provide homes for wildlife and places to have fun. Forest based activities are described, with further links for information on How to design a forest, Something for everyone and Who visits the forests?