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Royal Scottish Forestry Society

With your annual membership you will receive a subscription to the RSFS Journal Scottish Forestry which is produced 3 times a year, access to the members' area of the website, you are welcome to attend all of the RSFS Field Trips, Annual Excursion and Lecture and you will receive the informative RSFS e-newsletter. 

Scottish Forestry

Field Trips/Annual Excursion

Annual Lecture



To join the Society, please download, complete and send in both the application and the direct debit mandate. Please also complete the Gift Aid declaration if applicable.

Categories/Class are: 1.1 Full £62 1.2 Retired £55 1.5 Student £30 1.6 Family £80. If you are paying by Direct Debit please deduct a discount, which reflects the administrative savings gained by the Society. Subscriptions are thus 1.1 Full £55 1.2 Retired £50 1.5 Student £27 1.6 Family £75 by Direct Debit.

Download the application form

Download the direct debit mandate

Download the gift aid declaration

If you do not have Adobe installed click here to download

Alternatively you can join on line here.


How do I pay?

You can easily pay your membership fee or make a donation in 1 of the following 4 ways: 


Pay by Direct Debit

This is the Charities preferred method and you will receive a discount per annum if you pay your subscription this way.  Please download and complete a Direct Debit Instruction and return to the Administrator.

Pay online

Fast, easy, secure.

Transfer the money on line to the RSFS Charities Aid Foundation Bank Account:

RSFS Receipts

Sort Code: 83 91 46

Acc Nos: 00400331

Can you please ensure you add your name under the reference when you pay so it can be cross-referenced to your application?

Pay by Telephone

If you would rather pay over the phone please call us.

0131 6340043


Pay by Cheque

Send a cheque made payable to the RSFS to the Charity address below.



The Stell




For all application enquires please contact the Executive Director on 0131 6340043 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,uk.  Address: RSFS, Lilliebow, The Stell, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4SA

UK Taxpayers, please consider  Gift Aid by completing this form online.


Members please do let us know when you reach retirement age. We would then like to offer you a discount on membership. On achieving this fantastic milestone, we offer membership for £48 per annum, or £44 if paying by Direct Debit; a 27% discount.

Anyone may join the Society for the modest fee of £60 (full membership) and if paying by Direct Debit £55; it really is exceptionally good value. 

Corporate membership supports the work of the Society and gives your employees access to many of our member benefits.  Joining the society is very easy.  We tailor each corporate membership to suit your needs. Please contact the Director to discuss. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 6340043.

We are keen to encourage students and young people (under 25 years of age) to join our society. Firstly because you are the future and secondly because we wish to contribute to the learnimg process by subsidising your membership. We offer membership for £30 per annum or £27 if paying by Direct Debit; a 45% discount. This rate includes the journal and by virtue of not covering the cost of 3 issues a year, is our contribution to your education.