FGS WIG WIAT Footpaths

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 10,000 hectares of new woodlands per year - the sustainable management of existing woodlands


This option aims to provide support for operations that will contribute to the sustainable management of urban woodlands and provide a range of public benefits.

Urban woodlands are those located within one kilometre of settlements with a population of over 2000 people.

Support will be provided for applications that can:

  • bring neglected woodlands into management
  • develop opportunities to use and enjoy existing and newly created woodlands
  • enhance woodland sites supported under previous programmes

This dataset identifies new and upgraded footpaths grant aided under the FGS WIG WIAT Option.

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Last Updated October 11, 2023, 12:06 (UTC)
Created April 29, 2017, 03:54 (UTC)