Forestry Commission Scotland and the Wise Group have teamed up to provide fixed term training for 20 young people from the central belt.
The trainees are enjoying the opportunity to hone different rural skills in the Commission’s woodlands around Forth.
For many, it is the first time they have had the chance for full time training, which will set them up for future employment. Training opportunities include stone dyking, fence construction and repair, excavator use, path construction and maintenance, tree planting, pruning and wood chipper operation.
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