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20 September 2019

The Forest Market Review 2019

Apply to attend the launch of the 21st edition of The UK Forest Market Report providing an annual snapshot of the UK commercial forestry and woodland investment market, including a review of the timber markets.Special guest speakers: Stuart Goodall, Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor)Richard Davidson, Private Forestry Investor Morning coffee and a...


20 September 2019

Student Award Success

A STUDENT from the Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College UHI is celebrating after winning an award from leading forestry management and timber harvesting company Tilhill Forestry. Alasdair Sangster, an HND Forestry Management student, won the Tilhill Forestry Award for Best New Planting Application following a report he prepared on...


15 August 2019

George McRobbie to step down as Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry

An Announcement by Martin Gale, Chairman of the BSW Timber Group After seven years of service, George McRobbie has announced his intention to step down as Managing Director of Tilhill Forestry. George will therefore be leaving the business on his 65th Birthday which falls on 7th October.However, George is not announcing...


12 August 2019

Change of Job. Change of Country

Tilhill Forestry’s Richard Hartley has decided on a career change by leaving his role as forest manager to become a harvesting manager instead. He has now joined the Company’s Southern England team after moving from Jedburgh, Central Borders. Richard joined Tilhill Forestry in 2016 after serving in the British Army...


26 July 2019

Bangor University Student Wins Special Award from Tilhill Forestry

A student from Bangor University has won a special award given in memory of Phil Johnson, a greatly celebrated Tilhill Forestry member of staff. Ed Lewis who grew up in the wooded Welsh borders near Knighton, Powys, has recently won the Tilhill Forestry Phil Johnson Memorial Award for Best Silviculture Student...


25 July 2019

Multiple Award Winners - Again

Tilhill Forestry is delighted to have won multiple awards across different categories in the 2019 Woodlands Competition at the Royal Welsh Show. This year was the Welsh National Competition with a major judging criteria to see improved management over the last 10 years, as well as quality of management overall. The...


23 July 2019

A Win Win Situation

Robert Baker, 23, a Cumbria University student originally from a small village called Wootton Wawen in central Warwickshire, is celebrating after winning an award for ‘Best Dissertation’ on his course, BSc (Hons) Forestry Management. Rob achieved not only his BSc (Hons) in Forestry Management from Cumbria University (National School of Forestry)...


18 July 2019

BSW Timber Group acquires Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd

One of the UK’s leading forest nurseries becomes part of the BSW Group.BSW Timber Limited has, of 12 July 2019, acquired Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd. In addition to securing the future for the delivery of home-grown British trees to the UK forest industry, this exciting acquisition will enable Maelor...


17 July 2019

Mindful Presentation Declared a Winner

Tilhill Forestry and BSW Timber together hosted the latest session of ‘Dragon’s Den’ at Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel on 17th July 2019 as part of the ‘Unlocking Potential’ Management Development Programme facilitated by Explore Training. The joint BSW/Tilhill Forestry ‘Unlocking Potential’ programme was designed specifically to stretch and harness the...


11 July 2019

Guest Speaker’s Announced for Aberdeen Woodland Investment Seminar

Tilhill Forestry is proud to announce our speakers for the Aberdeen Woodland Investment Seminar taking place on Tuesday 27th August. Following a successful seminar on June 18th in Cheltenham, this seminar will feature five speakers discussing a range of subjects within forestry and investment. Speakers include: Bruce Richardson, Head of Investment and...


01 July 2019

Winners in Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2019

Tilhill Forestry is celebrating after winning the James Jones Trophy for the best New Commercial Woodland in the Quality Timber Award category at the 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards which recognise excellence in forests, woodlands and forest-related projects across Scotland. The winning property, Beirhope, located near Hownam, Kelso in the Scottish...


24 June 2019

Tilhill Forestry’s Drone Services now UK Wide

Central Scotland District Forest Manager Rob Cleaver and Assistant Forest Manager Jamie Adcock completed their Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) drone course in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire last week with the Drone Pilot Academy. With Rob and Jamie fully licensed, the company now boasts eight fully licensed drone...


21 May 2019

Tilhill Forestry Ready To Fly

Senior Forest Manager Tim Frost from our North & Central England District achieved his commercial drone pilot licence from the Drone Pilot Academy in Milton Keynes on Friday 10th May and was subsequently joined by Harvesting Contracts Manager Paul Mathieson and North Highland Senior Forest Manager Duncan Scott who completed...


15 May 2019

Attend Our Free Woodland Investment Seminar

Attend Our Free Woodland Investment SeminarTilhill Forestry’s Investment and Property Team are delighted to announce their Woodland Investment Seminar taking place in Cheltenham June 18th. The event offers attendees the chance to find out more about investing in a woodland.Speakers include: Bruce Richardson, Head of Investment and Property, Tilhill Forestry. Christine...


25 April 2019

Timber Trades Benevolent Society fundraising clay pigeon shooting competition

The Tilhill Forestry team took part in the Timber Trades Benevolent Society fundraising clay pigeon shooting competition at Clauny Clays in Kirkcaldy and came out the winning team. Tilhill Forestry also won back in 2017 but lost the winning spot to Scottish Woodlands in 2018. Winning the 2019 competition means Tilhill...


16 April 2019

Tilhill Forestry leads forest visit with International Forestry Students’ Association.

Tilhill Forestry, Wales and Marches Forest Manager Simon Miller led a tour for NERM (Northern European Regional Meeting) to Hafod Boeth Forest with the International Forestry’ Students Association (IFSA), a not for profit organisation that connects forestry students from all over the world via a wide spectrum of activities. Twenty five...


16 April 2019

ICF Council Election Success, Kirstin Leslie

Kerstin Leslie, one of Tilhill Forestry’s South-West Scotland Forest Managers, has successfully been elected, with an overwhelming majority, to the Institute of Chartered Foresters Council at the ICF’s AGM that took place during their recent annual conference. The Institute of Chartered Forester’s is the UK’s Royal Chartered body for foresters and...


04 April 2019

Tilhill Forestry’s Brian Hawtin gains Chartership Status

Tilhill Forestry’s Principa[ Landscape Architect Brian Hawtin received his Landscape Institute Chartership Status at the Royal Institution of Great Britain at a presentation last month. Landscape professionals attended the Royal Institution of Great Britain, joined by their mentors, colleagues, friends and family for the Landscape Institute Graduation Ceremony 2019. Brian was presented...


15 March 2019

'I Can Do Anything', Heather Fraser visits Notre Dame High School

Assistant Forest Manager Heather Fraser from our Central Scotland office visited Notre Dame high school in Glasgow for the ' I can do anything! Inspirational women's Event'. Two school alumni took part and talked about their career journey. During the subsequent focus groups they spoke about their jobs and answered...


28 February 2019

Investment and Property Team’s Portfolio of Staff Continues to Grow

Tilhill Forestry welcomes Investment Forester Sam Booth to our Investment and Property team. Sam is a Chartered Forester with more than 10 years’ experience in managing a wide range of forests for a wide portfolio of clients representing private and, estate and the corporate and institutional sectors. He has an in-depth...

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