FGS WIG Restructuring Regeneration - Claims

Scotland’s woodlands and forests are a vital national resource and play an important role in rural development and sustainable land use.

As well as helping to reduce the impacts of climate change and providing timber for industry, our forests enhance and protect the environment and provide opportunities for public enjoyment.

The Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) will support: - the creation of new woodlands, contributing towards the Scottish Government target of over 18,000 hectares of new woodlands per year - the sustainable management of existing woodlands


This option aims to improve the biodiversity, resilience and species diversity of woodlands in the long term.

This will be achieved through restructuring their age and species composition at the point of re-planting following felling. Restructuring Scotland’s woodlands will help deliver against the outcomes in the Scottish Forestry Strategy.

Two grant rates are available: 1) Delivering UK Forestry Standard Woodland 2) Delivering Diversity and Resilience Woodland and there are two steps to determine whether your proposal will be eligible. Please use the URL link below for further details.

The polygons in this dataset identify the spatial location of tree species grant aided under FGS and the planting year. All areas of grant aided open ground (OG) and non-grant aided other land (OL) are excluded from this dataset.

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Last Updated October 11, 2023, 12:11 (UTC)
Created September 21, 2017, 03:42 (UTC)