Date lodged: 30 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to protect and extend the Branching Out initiative.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 February 2019
The Scottish Government recognises the value of the Branching Out programme that uses forests to help to improve the health and wellbeing of people with mental health problems across Scotland. The Scottish Government remains committed to continuing the programme and will announce in due course plans to develop the programme further in 2019-20.