March 22, 2018

Forestry Bill (Scotland) passed

Forestry in Scotland will be fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament for the first time after MSPs backed the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said the bill’s modern approach to forestry development, support and regulation will enable the Scottish Government to better support the £1 billion industry and 25,000 jobs within the sector, to create growth in the rural economy, mitigate climate change and develop the role forestry plays in health, education and recreation.

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