CELEBRATING A century of forestry in Scotland

2019 marks 100 years since the landmark 1919 Forestry Act was passed. The Act began one of the most significant periods of change in British forestry and land use, establishing the original Forestry Commission (now Forestry and Land Scotland), and initiating the huge undertaking to restore Britain’s forest and timber resources.

Have a look at our visual timeline celebrating the history, the people, the machines and the key moments that have shaped the past century of Scottish forestry. Each image links to a page on Forestry Memories, where you’ll find even more detail, and fascinating stories from the people who helped shape the last hundred years.

With archive photos, exclusive interviews and much, much more to share, we hope you’ll join us in commemorating a century of Scottish forestry, and looking forward to the next one hundred years.