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SFT Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17

10 January 2018

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-17 is available to download from our website.

Further funding received from the clients of Tilhill Forestry Ltd

10 January 2018

Trustees were delighted to receive a further contribution towards research into reducing risks in afforestation and in particular restocking forests in the UK.  Further details can be found on the formal Press Release.

So far, the fund has supported two of our current projects; Using satellite imagery to improve Hylobius prediction and Predicting impacts of extreme weather events in UK forests.

Closing date for the February round of applications

17 January 2017

The next date for the receipt of applications for our general assistance programme and Bursary schemes, is the 23rd February 2018.

Further details on key dates for 2018 can be found here

New Partnership brings welcome funding boost

28 September 2016

A new initiative aimed at supporting applied research projects which will help identify ways of reducing insured risks in UK forests and woodlands, was announced today. Funded by a partnership between QBE Business Insurance and the clients of Tilhill Forestry Ltd, the initiative will be delivered by The Scottish Forestry Trust.

Full details on how to apply will be available from 15th October 2016 and the full Press Release can be downloaded here.

SFT Report and Accounts for 2015-16

28 September 2016

The Trust's latest report and accounts for 2015-16 is available to view and download here.

Looking for a career in forestry?

25 March 2016

Then this short video clip will give you more information on what a career in the modern forestry industry looks like today.

Citizen Science project

17 March 2016

One of our supported PhD students, Simone Bianchi, based at Bangor University, is looking for help with data collection in order to model the growth of naturally regenerating seedlings, particularly Sitka spruce and Douglas fir.  Further details are available here

Scottish Woodlands Ltd Student Excellence Award

15 January 2016

The Scottish Forestry Trust is delighted to announce that the winner of the Scottish Woodlands Ltd Student Excellence Award for 2015 is Stuart Fraser, formerly of Aberdeen University and now carrying out post-doctoral research at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) at the University of Pretoria.  Full details are available here

 

Closing date for the next application round

08 January 2016

The closing date for the next funding round for all bursary scheme applications and general funding award applications, is Friday 19th February 2016.

PhD Studentship- Multi-taxa Functional Diversity in UK Plantation Forests’

08 September 2015

Edge Hill University are seeking candidates to undertake a 4 year PhD Studenship jointly funded by themselves and The Scottish Forestry Trust. The project details are here and application details can be downloaded here.

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