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Advice and Resources

Hands-on advice Hands-on advice Zoom The Woodlands Team has produced several leaflets and guidance notes to help with woodland planning and maintenance.

Further advice can be given on specific issues by contacting the Project Officer directly at james@shetlandamenity.org, or by visiting the website of any of our affiliated organisations and groups.

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Shetland Amenity Trust - Woodland Strategy

Selecting Site and Trees for Woodland in Shetland

A Guide to Tree Pruning

Submitting an application to the Northern and Western Isles Woodland Creation Scheme

Woodland Creation Woodland Creation Zoom For guidance on submitting a grant application for the Northern and Western Isles Woodland Creation Scheme, please click HERE.

There are a number of preliminary requirements before an application can be made to this scheme. You will need a Business Registration Number for the land on which the application refers to. If you do not have this number, you must submit a Land and Business Change form. Guidance on completing this can be downloaded here.  An Ordinance Survey map will be required showing the location and you will need to state the area concerned. See guidance on mapping. These documents need to be submitted to the Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division at Charlotte House in Lerwick, along with a BACS form with details of the bank account grant money is to be paid into.

The online application process can be initiated once you have received your Business Registration Number. If you would like further advice and assistance with this application process, please contact the Woodlands Project Officer.