08:15 - 10:00 Free
Our latest breakfast seminar will be looking at Scotland’s Forestry Strategy.
We’re proud to be hosting our latest seminar in conjunction with Confor - The Confederation of Forest Industries (UK). You’ll hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing MSP and a strong line up of expert speakers.
Scotland’s Forestry Strategy outlines an optimistic green future, with an ambition to increase woodland cover from around 18 to 21 per cent of the land area of Scotland by 2032.
This means increasing planting rates from 10,000 hectares (around 20 million trees) per year to 15,000 hectares (around 30 million trees) per year by 2014-25 - compared to the target of just 11 million trees in five years in England.
The new strategy - "a 10-year framework for action to achieve a 50-year vision for Scotland’s woodlands and forests" - aims to deliver greater economic, social and environmental benefits. This includes helping to meet Scotland's world-leading climate change target and working with other land uses to create a sustainable future for our rural areas.
The consultation on the Strategy ends on November 29th 2018 and we have joined forces with Confor to inform the debate around the strategy - part of the process towards full devolution of forestry policy to Scotland, which will be complete in April 2019.
At the seminar, Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, will outline the thinking behind the strategy, with John Mitchell, Head of Anderson Strathern’s Rural Land & Business Team and Stuart Goodall, the Chief Executive of Confor adding their perspectives. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions about what the Strategy means for your business or organisation.
To find out more about the consultation process click here.
This event is now fully booked but please contact us if you would like to join our wait list.
Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy
John Mitchell, Partner, Anderson Strathern
Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive, Confor
8.15am - Registration & light breakfast
8.45am - Seminar begins
9.35am - Q&A
10am - Round up and event close