Scottish Woodlands are committed to Sustainable Forest Management and operate a Group Forest Certification Scheme which allows our clients to demonstrate their commitment to both the FSC® and PEFC™ certification schemes and allows them access to certified timber markets. We encourage owners to join the scheme but membership is voluntary. Our Group Certification Scheme is independently audited and accredited by SGS to the requirements of both FSC and PEFC.
Publicly Accessible Information
This link contains the list of current members of our Group Certification Scheme which includes contact details for the relevant Forest Manager. Anyone who wishes more information on a specific property should contact the Forest Manager in the first instance, using the links in the membership list. In the event that any issues cannot be resolved with the Forest Manager then please contact the Certification & Environment Manager.
This link gives access to the list of all woodlands currently being evaluated for certification or where Forest Plans are being renewed. You will require a password to access the relevant documents. Interested parties who have not already received the password should contact the manager listed via the email address provided.
Information for Clients
In order to offer our clients the benefits of Forest Certification, Scottish Woodlands operates a Group Certification Scheme. The advantages of the group scheme are that the costs of certification are shared among our woodland owners, which greatly reduces the cost compared to providing individual certification. Certification gives our clients access to certified timber markets which accounts for around 80% of all the timber sold in the UK.
We carry out formal assessment and surveillance of our clients’ forests to ensure that management meets the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. UKWAS is the standard, endorsed by both FSC® and PEFC™, by which sustainable forest management is assessed in the UK.
For more information, woodland owners should talk to their local Scottish Woodlands Forest Manager or contact the Certification and Environment Manager using the contact details below.
Existing Group Scheme Members have access to the Members Area which contains useful information on how to manage their forests under the requirements of the Scottish Woodlands Group Certification Scheme.
Environment & Certification Manager:
Telephone: +44 (0)131 451 2618