Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill

 

About the Bill

The Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, on 10 May 2017.

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about Scottish Ministers’ functions in relation to forestry; to make provision about Scottish Ministers’ functions in relation to the management of forestry land and other land; and for connected purposes.

Read the Bill and its accompanying documents

SPICe Briefings

Stage 1

24 May 2017  Approach paper
2 June 2017  Launch of Call for Evidence
7 June 2017  Evidence session with Bill Team
21 June 2017 Evidence session with private forestry industry stakeholders and Regional Forestry Forums
6 September 2017 Evidence session with land owner stakeholders, forestry policy and environmental stakeholders 
13 September 2017  Evidence session with Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity

Evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence, which ran from 2 June to 16 August 2017.

Read the submissions received

Correspondence

Work by other Committees

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 at its meetings on 30 May and 27 June 2017. You can read the report of the Committee, as well as correspondence received, via the links below:

DPLR Committee Stage 1 Report on the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill

Report

9th Report, 2017 (Session 5): Stage 1 Report on the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill

The Committee received the Scottish Government's response on 3 November 2017.