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FCTU Scotland

The FCTU Scotland Committee is one of the FCTU's four area teams and is responsible for leading on the FCTU's work in Scotland.

Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill 23rd March 2018

The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill completed its final Parliamentary Stage this week and was passed unanimously by MSPs. Amendments and statements made in the chamber and subsequently by the Cabinet Secretary mean that the new structure will have two agencies.

FES Restructure Proposals - FCTU Response 23rd November 2017

FCTU has responded to the consultation on restructuring Land Management and Community & Visitor Services.

Future of Forestry in Scotland - FCTU Submission 9th November 2016

FCTU have now responded to the consultation on the Future of Forestry in Scotland. Our submission comments on the proposed introduction of new organisational arrangements in Scotland; the basis for cross-border collaboration; and legislation and regulation. FCTU endorse the aims of the government but wish to enter a meaningful disalogue on taking this forward with the right arrangements for forestry and protecting the interests of members.

We now seek a dialogue with Scottish Government on the next steps and a response to the recommendations contained in the submission, reporting back to members in due course.

Future of Forestry in Scotland Consultation 31st August 2016

The Scottish Government has now published its consultation on the Future of Forestry in Scotland. This follows both the Scottish Minister’s statement last year and SNP manifesto commitments, and forms part of the work to complete the devolution of forestry functions to Scottish Ministers.

The aim of this consultation is to gather views on the SG’s planned approach to new arrangements for the governance, development, support and regulation of forestry in Scotland. SG has stated that consultation responses will inform its policy on how this can best be achieved.

FCTU wil be submitting a response to the consultation based on the collective views of unions members in the FC.