A selection of current Briefings from members, presented or distributed for discussion at Forum meetings, are available to view below.  The archive list details previous briefings which are available on request from the Administrator.


Please contact the Administrator if you have a briefing you wish added to this list


Scottish Government's Draft Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 - overview and link to consultation paper.  Feedback required by 29th November 2018

National Trust for Scotland

The Relationship between prescribed burning and wildfires ~ Richard Luxmoore

SRUC LoraWan Project

Challenges and opportunities in Scottish hill farming ~ SRUC  November 2017

Managing wild land for people and wildlife ~ John Muir Trust 2017 (as mentioned in FF Minutes from 3 November 2017)

Identifying gaps in knowledge and understanding of sustainable deer management in Scotland - SRUC/UHI 2017

2016: Rural Scotland in Focus Report - SRUC November 2016

Section 1 focuses on changing land management in the agriculture, estate and woodland/forestry sectors.  The latter may help form some context in advance of some of the discussions to be held at the summer meeting.

The Complementary Role of Sheep in Upland and Hill Areas - NSA August 2016

Gift of Grouse
  - July 2016

National (SCARABBS) Bird Survey Liaison Protocol for Scotland - March 2016

Saut in Sheep - Information leaflet, SRUC June 2015

Saut in Sheep - Survey Forum, SRUC June 2015

Peatland ACTION - October 2014

Peatland Code - October 2014

Peatland Plan - October 2014

Langholm Moor Demonstration Project update - October 2014

The LMDP update briefing should be read in conjunction with the LMDP Report article originally published in The Heather Trust Annual Report 2014.

Scottish Borders Land Use Strategy Pilot update - October 2014

September Muirburn Trial - October 2014

Routes 2 Rural Employment, SCA - February 2014

Wildlife Estates Scotland- February 2014


Archive List

These briefings have been removed from the website but are available on request from the Administrator.



Langholm Moor Demonstration Project

The Forum maintains close links with this project which is now in its seventh year.  Visit for more details.