About us

Croft Woodlands

Growing trees in the north and west of Scotland presents both unique challenges and benefits. Our Croft Woodlands advisory team helps crofters, smallholders and common grazings to create and manage woodlands that will flourish.

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Did you know?

We directly manage around 60 woodland sites from Stranraer to Sutherland and Skye to Aberdeenshire; from urban Glenrothes and Livingston to remote Loch Arkaig in Lochaber.

Find a wood

Scotland has better tree cover than the rest of the UK but is poorly wooded compared to most of Europe. Just 18% of Scotland has tree cover compared to a European average of 37%. And only 4% of Scotland is native woodland and over half of those woods are in poor condition. Just 1% of our land area has ancient woodland.

Our woods are free to visit. To find one near you use our wood search page.

Trees woods and wildlife

Scotland's Tree of the Year 2020

Learn all about the Survivor Tree, this year's winner of the Tree of the Year competition for Scotland.

Discover Scotland's winner
Did you know?

Scotland is home to around 75% of the UK's red squirrel population. Around 30 have recently been translocated to our Ledmore & Migdale site in Sutherland.

Woodland wildlife

Woods provide homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Here are some of the species to look out for in Scotland. 

Trees woods and wildlife

Loch Arkaig osprey cam

Follow the story of our resident osprey pair, Louis and Aila, from the heart of an ancient Caledonian pine forest.

Watch footage from our nest cam

News and blogs from Scotland

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Our publications

Discussion paper

Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election

PDF  (3.55 MB)

Woods and trees offer solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing our society. Good stewardship of the nation’s native woodlands will reap huge rewards. But the needs of our woods and trees must be in the minds of the next Government.

Read our manifesto
Need to get in touch?

Got a question about our work or want to learn more about something?

Contact us

By post: 
The Woodland Trust Scotland
South Inch Business Centre
Shore Road
Perth
PH2 8BW
Phone: 0173 863 5544
Email: Scotland@woodlandtrust.org.uk