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Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

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

Our history

The Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – run by independent charity, Scotland’s Finest Woods – celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people of Scotland and to its environment and economic prosperity.

The underlying principle of the Awards is that people from across Scotland work hard to support their local communities and the environment, and the Awards provide a way to recognise and reward their achievements and so identify exemplars for others to follow.

A partnership to run an annual awards programme was first established in 1985. Since 2005 the awards programme has been managed by a not-for-profit company which introduced new awards for community woodlands and schools in 2006, for new native woods in 2011 and new commercial woods in 2012. The company is a registered charity.

A special Silver Jubilee Competition held in 2010 to mark the 25th anniversary of the awards attracted a record number of entrants.