National Forest Estate

Since 2010 Forestry Commission Scotland have made Community Benefit and a Shared Ownership offer mandatory on most renewable energy sites on the National Forest Estate.

Local Energy Scotland can support your community organisation to engage with the relevant developer locally and help you to access funding for professional advice.

To find out more about the renewable energy being developed on National Forest Estate see the Forestry Commission Scotland website where a full list of projects is available.

Forestry Commission Scotland also have guidance, case studies and lessons learned on this page.

Support is also available to community organisations interested in developing a project on the National Forest Estate will be available through CARES and groups looking for information on support should contact their Local Energy Scotland Development Officer