Tilhill Forestry, April, 2019

New faces to advise forestry agencies in the future

Six new non-executive advisers have been appointed to strengthen the work of the new agencies, Scottish Forestry and Forestry and Land Scotland, which were established on 1st April this year.

The advisers have been chosen for their specific experience and expertise in a range of corporate skills to add to the agencies’ current breadth and depth of forestry and land management expertise.

Welcoming the appointments, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “Forestry in Scotland has entered a new and exciting era. The creation of two new agencies to take forward forestry and land management will play a key role in providing greater environmental, economic and social benefits.

“I’d very much like to welcome the new advisers into the Scottish Government and their roles in the new agencies. Their specialist skills and advice will be invaluable in helping driving forward a modern and successful forestry sector.”

The non-executives’ role will be to provide advice and strategic guidance to the two Chief Executives on the running of each organisation.

Three non-executives have been appointed for each agency:

Forestry and Land Scotland

Scottish Forestry

New arrangements for forestry came into place on 1st April 2019 when both Forestry and Land Scotland and Scottish Forestry were established.