Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

These awards celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people, environment and economic prosperity of Scotland

1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award

This Award is a unique, one-off competition for 2019 only to mark the centenary of the 1919 Forestry Act and is sponsored by Scottish Forestry.   This Act has helped influence the way Scotland’s trees, woods and forests have been managed and nurtured over the past 100 years and contributed to our lives, economy and environment providing a platform for further growth in the next century. 

Our judges’ task is to find and reward the pursuit of excellence!

What is it for?

The competition is open to an established woodland or a forest of at least 0.5ha (1.24 acres) in area, located anywhere in Scotland that has been created in the past 100 years.

There must be

  • clear short and long term management objectives; and
  • an ability by the owner/manager to clearly and directly demonstrate how they have adapted/changed the management over time to ensure the woodland/forests resilience both in the past and for the future.

Who can enter?

Any type of woodland owner may enter whether private, public, voluntary, an individual or other ownership type so long as the wood meets the criteria above.

Full entry criteria are in the entry form.

Photo credit: Forestry Commission


The judges aim to visit short-listed entries during April/May 2019. You will be contacted by the judges regarding any site visit during April – early May 2019.


There is £1,000 cash prize available and a specially commissioned trophy to mark this important centenary.  Both will be awarded at the discretion of the judges.  The winner will also receive a certificate and a commemorative wooden display plaque recording their achievement.

The winning woodland/forest owner and/or woodland/forest manager will be presented with their prizes on Friday, 21st June 2019 at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston.

How you can enter

simple, short entry form is to be completed with basic location, contact details and a statement in no more than 500 words why you think your entry would make a worthy winner of this prestigious award.  If wished, any supporting information such as a summary management plan, map(s), publicity leaflet(s) or photographs and short video(s) if available that would help our judges make their decision can be provided.

Closing date for entries

The final deadline for all entries is Sunday, 31st March 2019.  Any entries received after this date will not be considered.

More info …

Information Sheet >>
Download the 1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award Entry Form here  >>

Contact person:

Angela Douglas
Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards
c/o A Douglas Consultancy
3 Salisbury House
IV14 9AU

Tel: 07969 327015

Award partner:

Scottish Forestry