Welcome to the 2021 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!

We are delighted to share the 2021 Awards Ceremony.

Find out the winners, others awarded and enjoy the show!!

2021 Roll of Honour – prizewinners

A big thank-you to the record number who entered the competitions!!

The annual Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Programme strives to reward and showcase all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.  

A summary of the 2021 Awards Programme is available here.

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We encourage you to take part hoping to see new faces, as well as familiar friends in our field of entries for the tremendous Awards’ Programme.  If you missed this year, are you bold enough to enter the competitions for the 2022 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!

YOU need to be in it to WIN IT!

Whether you’ve never entered before, or have entered in past years and since made further improvements or perhaps your woodland/project has matured, don’t be shy as every application is welcomed.

Six award categories, ten competitions and £10,500 of prize money plus ten fabulous trophies are available to be won!  2021 includes the new and highly topical Climate Change Champion Award available as an optional, additional entry to all 2021 and carried forward 2020 entrants!  Lots of opportunities to enter with a competition for everyone involved in managing woods and forests. 

This year’s Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are: 

Climate Change Champion Award >>  New for 2021 this was an optional, extra opportunity where entries were sought across Scotland from any Scotland’s Finest Woods Award 2021 or 2020 entrant to one of the established Award categories below.  This Award is for Scotland’s forests and woodlands that can demonstrate they have an important role in helping to mitigate climate change and/or adapt to the changing climate and/or share knowledge/information or raise awareness about climate change.  The superb CarbonStore Trophy and a cash prize will be available.

Community Woodlands Award >>  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.

Farm Woodland Award >>  Introduced in 2018 and now expanded into two competitions for an active farmer/crofter anywhere in Scotland and for young people (40 years of age or less) whether the active farmer/crofter and/or their forester/woodland manager or both roles!  The magnificent Lilburn Trophy and the Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Trophy for Young People plus cash prizes are to be won.

New Native Woods Award >>  New native woodland projects compete for this award.  The unique Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy and a cash prize are available for the winner.

Quality Timber Awards >>   Focusing on growing quality timber, woodland owners and their managers 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’, ‘a single stand/compartment/small wood’ or ‘whole estates and larger multi-purpose forests or woodlands’.

Schools Award >>  Schools and pre-school projects anywhere in Scotland 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!

The closing date was Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Don’t forget you need to be in it to win it!