2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are now closed for 2016 entries.

Many thanks to all those who have entered!


Judges carry out their assessments from April contacting short-listed sites to arrange site visits by the end of May 2016 to Community, New Native, Schools and Quality Timber Woodlands.  

The Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Ceremony will be held on Friday, 24th June 2016 at the Royal Highland Show when the 2016 winners will be announced!

Awards Programme 2016 now closed for entries.

Welcome to the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards! Our annual awards programme rewards and showcases all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.  In 2016 there are four award categories with nearly £7,000 of prize money and fabulous trophies. Entries for 2016 have now closed though you can start thinking about a 2017 entry!  Do you have a wood you are involved with, own or manage that you consider is one of the finest in Scotland? If so which category is most appropriate for you:

Community Woodlands Awards >>  Community-based projects compete for this Scotland-wide award with two competitions: one for projects with a ‘health and wellbeing’ focus and a second for those focusing on ‘economic development and regeneration’. The striking Tim Stead Trophy and prize money are up for grabs.

New Native Woods Award >>   New native woodland projects compete for this award: the unique Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy and a cash prize will be available to be won.

Quality Timber Awards >>   Focusing on growing quality timber, woodland owners and their managers can compete in one of, or all, our three competitions with three magnificent trophies and prize money at stake: the competitions are for ‘newly-planted commercial woodland’, ‘single stands/small woods/compartments’ or ‘whole estates & larger multi-purpose woods’.

Schools Award >>   Schools and pre-school projects can enter this ever-popular award. We seek out Scotland’s most fun-packed school woodland projects with prize money plus other prizes available to be won. Pupils, teachers and many helpers have great fun taking part!

Thank-you to all who entered this year it’s great you are part of it ….. we will hope that we see new faces, as well as familiar friends, in our field of entries for next year and the prestigious 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!

Awards Ceremony – Friday, 24th June 2016.

2015 Roll of Honour – prizewinners