Welcome to Scottish borders heritage
A forest trust in Scotland was established in the nineties to champion sustainable management of forestry in Northern Scotland for the advantage of local people.
We are a charitable business limited by warranty, governed by our voluntary Board of Directors and we're answerable to a membership made up of groups and individuals from across Scotland.
We champion the creation of new woodland and renovation of current woodlands, by supporting community groups, people and common grazings with surveys of the sites, costed proposals and help with funding applications.
We aim to gain a "wood culture" in Scotland through the above work and through supporting networks of community forestry groups and wood users in our publications, yearly forum and training events.
Who can we help?
We hope to hear from groups and people who wish to get more involved in forestry management, establishment or timber utilisation. We will always hope to give advice or assistance. But priority is offered to those projects which create an apt balance of advantages for local biodiversity, finance and community.
If you have any queries about forestry in the Scottish Borders area, please do get in touch.
The Scottish borders is an area of great culture, history and architecture – celebrating the heritage of this fantastic country.
We are an independent trade body made up of trade associations, companies, marketing and tourism groups in the area who get their living from travelling or have an involved interest in tourism.
Our goal is to support the effort to have tourism seen as Scotland's top renewable industry and bring together tourism interests with efficient and independent communication and political lobbying.
Our ambition is to form a meaningful contribution to the bettering of Scotland's global competitiveness and business performance.
Success in reaching our goals will result in a greater Scottish tourism result, which in turn brings business and value to the products of its members.
There are 20,000 tourism companies in the country, making £4.2 billion for Scotland annually with plans to rise by a half by 2015.
Almost a quarter of a million people are employed in the tourist industry, more than 8% of the whole workforce.
It is widely believed that there is still potential in tourism that could be capitalised upon in Scotland and Scottish Tourism Forum will be functioning alongside Scottish Government to build a landscape for growth.
If you would like to get in touch with us about Scottish tourism, what to do and how to maximise tourism please get in touch via our Contact tab at the top.