SCOTLAND’S Finest Woods has confirmed the appointment of three experienced forestry professionals to its board of trustees.

Tim Liddon, John Paterson and Stuart Glen bring a host of skills to the team, which supports the delivery of the annual awards programme – known as the ‘Tree Oscars’ – to reward excellence in forests, woods and woodland education.

Tim recently retired as forestry director of Tilhill after a very distinguished career, spanning more than four decades, while John has worked with the EGGER Group for more than 30 years. He is currently a manager with the company, specialising in public affairs and stakeholder engagement, and was previously director of EGGER Forestry and wood purchasing manager.

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Stuart is member services director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters, where he has worked for eight years. His background is in fundraising, marketing and membership services.

Angela Douglas, executive director of Scotland’s Finest Woods, said: “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Tim, John and Stuart to the board of trustees. They bring a wealth of experience in the sector and a breadth of hugely relevant skills that will be invaluable to Scotland’s Finest Woods. The rest of the trustees are delighted to have them on board.”