Scot­tish group’s forestry warn­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

‘EX­PER­TISE in forestry must be main­tained and strength­ened’, ac­cord­ing to a land own­er­ship or­gan­si­a­tion.

Scot­tish Land and Es­tates (SLE) say changes to forestry gov­er­nance in Scot­land should not di­lute ex­per­tise within the sec­tor.

While SLE be­lieves pro­posed changes could har­ness ben­e­fits for the sec­tor, im­prov­ing processes that have be­come cum­ber­some, it has warned care needs to be given to any new struc­ture that moved cur­rent Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land func­tions into a di­vi­sion of the Scot­tish Govern­ment.

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