Links to other websites

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Online forums

The Reforesting Scotland members' Google group - For members of Reforesting Scotland
Reforesting Scotland on Facebook - For all our Facebook friends!
Non-Timber Forest Products in Scotland - A group for people with an interest in wild harvests and non timber forest products (NTFPs) in Scotland.
Forest Sharing egroup - A group set up by Reforesting Scotland members to link together people who are interested in getting together to buy a piece of woodland.

Online resources

AGRIFOR - A gateway to Internet resources in agriculture, food and forestry.
British Trees - A reference for those interested in native British trees.
EcoEarth.Info - Environment Portal & Search Engine.
Forests.org - News and information on threats to forests around the world.
Forest Harvest - Non-Timber Forest Products in Scotland - information about gathering, management and trading, including a database of relevant literature and a contacts directory of Scottish non-timber forest product businesses.
Scottish Fungi - An information hub for both beginner and established mycologists who are interested in Scottish fungi
ScottishWoodfuelNews.org.uk - Information and news about woodfuel in Scotland
TreeNurseryScotland - A catalogue of local native tree nurseries in Scotland
Wildfile - A huge list of Internet resources on wildlife and the environment in the UK.
Willow Scotland - Information on willow suppliers in Scotland.
Work with Us - A portal to the Scottish voluntary sector.

Organisations

Agroforestry Research Trust - Charity based in SW England which researches into temperate agroforestry and all aspects of plant cropping and uses, and sells publications, books, plants, seeds and Rootrainer growing containers
Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS) - ASHS was formed to facilitate the promotion of Scottish hardwood to the Scottish market
Borders Community Woodland Forum - The Forum exists to improve networking, communications, resource sharing etc. amongst community woodlands in the Borders. The website also gives a map and details of woodlands and events.
The Borders Forest Trust - A charity which aims to develop and manage community woodland projects in Southeast Scotland.
Bullwood Project - A woodturning and woodworking project open to all but targeted at those people in the Glasgow community who, maybe through illness or adversity, find themselves isolated and working alone.
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Carrifran Wildwood - Reconstructing a prehistoric Scottish woodland.
Cashel: The Forest for a Thousand Years - A project designed to restore and regenerate Scotland's native woods through sound forestry practice.
Ceilidh Collective - Organising live music ceilidhs for good causes, including the Reforesting Scotland Imbolc Ceilidhs.
Community Woodlands Association - Representing Scotland's community woodland groups.
Culag Community Woodlands Trust - Manages the local Culag Wood, Lochinver and Little Assynt Estate, North West Sutherland on behalf of the community. (This is one of the areas involved in Reforesting Scotland's Rural Alternatives project.)
Development Trusts Association Scotland - Promotes and supports development trusts, aiming to revitalise the quality of life in communities across Scotland.
Doon of May - Eco-living project in south west Scotland
Dunbeag Project - Woodland management, broadleaf restoration, education, agroforestry, affordable housing from local Scottish timber and a Forest Village project, based in a 30-acre ancient oak woodland in Tignabruaich, Argyll.
Dynamic Woods - Charity working to revitalise local woodland culture, based at Inzievar Woods by Oakley, Fife.
Eco-Lots - Free UK-wide advertising for anyone wishing to sell or locate eco-friendly rural products and services.
Ethical Directory - Provides a categorised list of green and ethical businesses and organisations.
Four Winds Inspiration Centre - Edinburgh-based, grassroots, environmental education and craft-based charity. As well as running courses and Edinburgh Treefest, the Centre aims to utilise a percentage of the city's waste wood resource.
Forestry Commission Scotland - The government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Scotland's forests and woodlands.
Free Grassy Narrows - Grassy Narrows First Nation (Ontario) campaigning against destructive logging on their traditional lands.
Green Dragon - Brighton-based not-for-profit organisation selling second-hand books to raise money for regenerating British woodland and hedgerows.
Green Wood Centre - Courses in woodland management and coppice craft skills; specially built eco-facilities set in coppice woodland in the Ironbridge Gorge, near Birmingham.
Hela Sverige ska leva! - All Sweden shall live! - the Village Action Movement in Sweden, founded by rural communities in Sweden as a way of taking collective action on problems facing them
Highland Environmental Network - Voluntary organisation promoting environmental education and community environmental action in the Highlands.
Highland Red Squirrel Group - Studying and protecting this iconic woodland species in the last significant 'grey-free' refuge of the red squirrel.
Housmans Online Bookshop - Online supplier of books, pamphlets, zines, and periodicals of radical interest and progressive politics - "the ethical alternative to Amazon".
Lyme Disease Action - Campaigning to raise awareness and improve diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. This illness, transmitted by bites from deer ticks, is something you should know about if you spend time in the woods.
LINK - The voice of Scotland's environment movement.
Low Carbon Cairngorms - Woodfuel information project
Manor Park - Community park in Aberdeen - reforestation and foraging opportunities in the heart of the city
Native Woodlands Discussion Group - Brings together amateurs, professionals and anybody enthusiastic about native woodlands.
North Highland Forest Trust - An independent organisation promoting community woodlands in the Northern Highlands.
Permaculture Association Britain
Rainforest Alliance - Aims to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behaviour.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Incorporating Benmore, Logan and Dawyck Botanic Gardens.
Scottish Basketmakers' Circle - Promotes basketmaking and allied crafts in Scotland.
Scottish Community Land Network (SCLN) - Aims to encourage community land initiatives throughout Scotland.
Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) - Promoting the design of communities, environments, projects, systems, services, materials and products which enhance the quality of life of, and are not harmful to, living species and planetary ecology.
Scottish Furniture Makers' Association - An association to help increase public awareness of what its members do and where to find them
Scottish Natural Heritage - Working with Scotland's people to care for its natural heritage.
The Scottish Wild Harvests Association - An association for businesses and voluntary groups in Scotland who produce sustainable, ethical products or services based on Scottish wild materials.
Scottish Wild Land Group - A charity which works to protect and conserve wild land throughout Scotland.
Scottish Woodlots Association - Empowering people to manage timber production in forest lots similar to tenant farming
Scottish Working Woods Label - A label owned and run by associations of small Scottish businesses, which distinguishes and guarantees woodland products made in Scotland, by businesses based in Scotland, from woodland materials harvested from Scottish trees and woodlands
Small Woods Association - supports and promotes the work done by the owners and carers of small woodlands.
Southern Uplands Partnership - A company registered by guarantee with charitable status, started by local people keen to keep the communities and countryside of the south of Scotland alive and healthy. The Partnership represents all sorts of people, as well as government bodies, agencies and councils.
Sunart Oakwoods Initiative - A partnership between the community and local agencies aiming to restore and expand the native woodlands around Loch Sunart. (This is one of the areas involved in Reforesting Scotland's Rural Alternatives project.)
Taiga Rescue Network (TRN) - Networking and campaigning for restoration and sustainable use of the world's boreal forests.
Trees for Life - A Scottish charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.
The Woodland Trust - A conservation charity dedicated to the protection of the UK's native woodland heritage.
Wooplaw Community Woodland - The first community woodland in Britain, and still going strong.

Businesses

buyDesign Gallery - Bespoke hardwood furniture and other designer-made goods, with an emphasis on Scottish-sourced wood. The showroom is in Harestanes, near Jedburgh
Croft7 - Life on the croft is expressed in artwork created from the land. Also forest garden walk and forest garden information.
Eco-logic Books - An ethically run company that specialises in books that provide practical solutions to environmental problems. Have section on forest gardening.
Ecology Building Society - Building society specialising in properties that convey an ecological benefit. Services include a Small Woodland mortgage, to enable individuals, groups and charities to purchase woodland for conservation and preservation.
Falkirk Wood - A business which processes and sells hardwood timber from local woodlands.
New Caledonian Woodlands - Not-for-profit organisation running projects involving organisations and individuals with hands-on tree planting and conservation work
Scotia Seeds - Seeds of native Scottish wildflowers for gardening, conservation and habitat restoration, produced in Scotland from stocks of Scottish origin.
Scottish Wood - Social enterprise working with local hardwoods (and larch). Sawing and kiln drying local timber, profits go back into local woodland projects. Trading arm of the charity Dynamic Woods.
Real Wood Studios - A co-operative of furniture designer-makers based near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. They specialise in the creative use of native Scottish hardwoods and have their own on-site sawmill and timber processing
Yorik Corre - French artist: strange creatures and ecology.

Architects and builders in wood

Dunbeag Project - Woodland management, broadleaf restoration, education, agroforestry, affordable housing from local Scottish timber and a Forest Village project, based in a 30-acre ancient oak woodland in Tignabruaich, Argyll.
Gaia Architects - Innovative ecological design for communities, houses, offices and tourism development.
Locate Architects - Specialising in sustainable development and ecological design.
Neil Sutherland Architects - Promoting the use of large-section homegrown timber.
Northwoods Construction - Timber structures and buildings; specialist services in planning, design, building, project management, woodland/forestry management.
Quercus Architects and Builders - Extensive knowledge of building with timber, and of sourcing timber in Scotland
Torbreck Sustainable Buildings - Timber clad, turf roof, post & beam house using Scottish timbers.

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