Welcome to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards! 

The Awards re-open for 2018 entries around the year end –

Watch Out on this website for News!

Our annual awards programme rewards and showcases all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.  

If you would like to be emailed entry details for the 2018 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards, as soon as these are available, contact: admin@sfwa.co.uk stating clearly the email address to which information is to be sent and the category you are interested in.

Remember, subject to securing a new sponsor, we expect to have a new Farm Woodlands category as an option with the magnificent Lilburn Trophy available to be won! You can also follow us on our Facebook page.

The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Results!

There were four award categories with nearly £7,000 of prize money and fabulous trophies. 

Why not have a look at the Winners and enjoy a virtual tour of all the Awarded Projects and Sites:


 The Award categories were:

Community Woodlands Awards >>  Community-based projects compete for this Scotland-wide award with two competitions for both small and large community woodland groups therefore covering the full spectrum of community forestry in Scotland. 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, new for 2016 and a cash prize are 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 forests or woodlands’.

Schools Award >>  Schools and pre-school projects anywhere in Scotland 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 in 2017 it’s great you took part ….. we hope that we will see new faces, as well as familiar friends, in our field of entries for next year and the prestigious 2018 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards! For those who are involved with, own or manage a wood that may be one of the finest in Scotland you will be able to get details for the 2018 Awards (including the short, simple application form) around the turn of the year – keep visiting this website for more news!

The 2018 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Ceremony will be held in Summer 2018.


The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Results are: 


  Winner of the Crown Estate Schools Trophy – Underbank Primary School, Crossford, South Lanarkshire

Runner Up – Wild Willows, Kincraig, Cairngorms National Park


Overall Category Winner of the Tim Stead Trophy and Winner of the Large Community Woodland Group – Airor Common Grazings Native Woodland, Knoydart

Winner of the Small Community Woodland Group competition – Doune Ponds, Perthshire


 Joint Winners of the Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy for New Native Woods – Carrifran Wildwood, Moffat Hills in the Southern Uplands and Mar Lodge Estate Pinewoods, Braemar in the Cairngorms National Park



 Winner of the James Jones Trophy for New Commercial Woods – Jerah, Sheriffmuir, Dunblane

2017 Roll of Honour – prizewinners


The 2016 winners had a fantastic experience that you can read about here.