The event is free and runs from 10am to 3pm at the Scottish School of Forestry, Balloch, on Saturday 7th September. Our cafe will also be open for food and drink.
- Display of forest machinery through the ages;
- Guided walks in the Scottish School of Forestry woodland;
- Forestry selfies;
- Interactive fun for all the family including bushcraft activities;
- Tree and wildlife identification;
- Forestry Land Scotland's chainsaw challenge;
- Vintage loggers with the Sawdust Fusiliers Living History Group;
- Timber processing company James Jones & Sons demonstrating the use of virtual reality technology to move timber on to timber wagons;
- Use of drones in the forestry industry;
- Displays by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, the Institute of Chartered Foresters, Trees for Life and Christie Elite;
- Guest speakers.
Stay tuned for more updates!
The event has been organised in association with the Highlands and Islands Forestry Industry Cluster, with support from the Royal Scottish Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters and Lantra Scotland.
The Scottish School of Forestry is celebrating 100 years since the Forestry Act was passed and the Forestry Commission (now Forestry and Land Scotland) was founded to restore the nation's woods and forests.
Tree cover in Scotland has been raised from 5% land cover in the 1920s to nearly 18% today.