Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

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

Climate Change Champion Award

We are delighted to be running Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards again!  Keep an eye on our News Page and Tweets where we will provide any updates about the Awards’ programme this year.

What is it for?

A new Award introduced in 2021 to mark the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow. The important role of forests was underlined in the Glasgow Leader’s Declaration on forests and land use supported by more than 140 countries.  Scotland’s forests and woodlands can have an important role in mitigating, and responding to, climate change.

This exciting new Award aims to discover the very best examples of such woodlands and how knowledge and experience can be shared to raise awareness.  CarbonStore sponsors this Award.

Who can enter?

Entries are sought from across Scotland and are open to any forest, woodland or a school or pre-school climate change related learning project.  Could the exemplary work you are doing related to forests and woodlands addressing climate change make you one of this new Awards’ early winners?

Eligible entries will be where Scotland’s forests and woodlands can demonstrate they have an important role in the:

  • mitigation of climate change; and/or
  • adaptation to the changing climate with climate smart management; and/or
  • sharing of knowledge/information or raising awareness (including education) about climate change.

Full entry criteria are in the entry form.


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


A £1,000 cash prize together with one year’s custody of the superb CarbonStore Trophy will be available at the discretion of the judges to the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ 2022 Climate Change Champion.  The winner and any commended entries will receive a certificate and a special commemorative wooden display plaque recording their achievement.

Award Ceremony

With Scottish Forestry’s support the 2022 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Ceremony will be held at 1pm on Friday 24th June in the Scottish Government Pavilion at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston in person!  We hope to be able to either live-stream the Awards’ Ceremony (technology and funding permitting!) or make a recording to share afterwards.  

How you can enter

A very short, simple entry form is to be completed and in no more than 1,000 words state why you think your entry could make a worthy winner of this timely and prestigious new Award and be an exemplar to others by providing relevant information specific to the entry criteria.  Supporting information such as visuals (e.g. photographs or weblinks or short videos) and any promotional material if available that will help our judges make their decision are to be provided.

Closing date for entries UPDATE:
Entries for the Climate Change Champion Award have an extended closing date, deadline of end Friday 15th April 2022. 
Any entries received after this date will not be considered.

More info …

See list of winners here >>
Information Sheet >>
Download Climate Change Champion Award Entry Form here >>

Contact person:

Angela Douglas
Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards
c/o A Douglas Consultancy

Tel: 07969 327015

Award partner:




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