Highland Birchwoods

Promoting best practice in the sustainable management of forests and woodlands.

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Completed Projects

Highland Rhododendron Project

Supporting land managers to tackle the spread of invasive non-native Rhododendron ponticum and promoting best practice in its removal.


Local Power

Supporting the planning and creation of woodfuel supply chains and district heating schemes, working in partnership with a number of communities across the Highlands

Action for Mountain Woodlands

Assessing the current state of Scotlands threatened Mountain Woodlands and involving you in working to restore this important habitat.

Make It Be

The MAKE-IT-BE project is aimed at delivering agendas for bio-energy promotion in 4 EU Regions (Austria, Italy, Slovenia and UK) by developing and applying decision-making tools that assist in extensively identifying, evaluating and initiating bio-energy chains.

Use Green Heat (Renewable Heat Advice and Support Service)

Promoting renewable heat in the North of Scotland and developing and providing a public advice service beginning early in 2010.

East Sutherland Woodlands

The East Sutherland Woodlands project will add biodiversity, recreation, economic and tourism value to local woodlands by jointly working with local communities to promote, market and deliver relevant projects and encouraging those who live, work and visit the area to use East Sutherland’s woodlands.

WoodFuel Information

Highland Birchwoods have been actively involved in encouraging the development of local woodfuel markets at the small and medium scale for several years, and have managed several projects in this area.


PELLETime is a collaboration between partners in the northern periphery, with the overall aim to produce a package of tools to enable SMEs to design a sustainable pellet supply chain. That enables local renewable energy resources to be used and to support the energy, self-sufficiency of the regions.

Developing the Scots Pine Resource

Developing the Scots Pine Resource is a three year Northern Periphery Project, involving partners in Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Finland that aims to encourage greater use of Scots pine in higher value end uses.

Regional Woodland Parks

Bringing together all the many natural and cultural heritage assets in an area in the context of woodland and forestry

North Sea Bio-energy

An international project aiming to increase the use of biomass for energy production

Northern WoodHeat

Northern Periphery Programme funded project managed by Highland Birchwoods with partners in Scotland, Iceland and Finland. Northern WoodHeat aims to set up small and medium scale woodfuel supply chains optimising benefits to local communities.

Forestry and Rural Development Scheme

Increasing the contribution of forestry to rural development
and assisting communities achieve greater social, economic and environmental benefits by participating in forestry.  

Urgent Conservation Management for Scottish Capercaillie

Improving the breeding success and halting the decline of populations of Scottish capercaillie

Core Sites for a Forest Habitat Network

Providing the necessary positive management for three types of woodland – Atlantic Oakwoods, Alder Floodplain Woods and Mixed Gorge Woodland.

Highland Locational Premium/Forest Habitat Networks

Encouraging new native woodland planting to create links between existing forest habitat networks in Highland region.

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Highland Birchwoods, Littleburn, Munlochy, Ross-Shire Scotland IV8 8NN

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