Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the forestry directorate of the Scottish Government and is responsible to Scottish Ministers. Its mission is to protect and expand Scotland's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment. FCS is also responsible for managing the National Forest Estate in Scotland on behalf of Ministers.
The John Muir Way Partnership Group was established in late 2016 to oversee the further development and ongoing management of the route. A number of working groups are also operating with the purpose of maintaining the route, planning and delivering upgrades or making further links to the route, supporting economic development, community engagement, communications and events. CSGNT is working to secure funding to support future activity. In January 2017, the route was granted Scotland’s Great Trails status by Scottish Natural Heritage.
The Scottish Green Infrastructure Forum is a cross sector association committed to serving the interests of Green Infrastructure development in Scotland. The Forum recognises that Scotland has particular environmental drivers with regard to the development of Green Infrastructure systems.
SNH's work is about caring for the natural heritage, enabling people to enjoy it, helping people to understand and appreciate it, and supporting those who manage it.