Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

These awards celebrate the contribution that woodlands can make to the people, environment and economic prosperity of Scotland

Trio of Talented Tree Trustees Appointed

Scotland’s Finest Woods are delighted to announce the appointment of three experienced and talented forestry professionals to its Board of Trustees.

Tim Liddon, John Paterson and Stuart Glen bring a wealth of experience and skills to the team which supports the delivery of the annual awards programme to reward excellence in forests, woods and woodland education.

John Paterson
Stuart Glen
Tim Liddon











Tim Liddon recently retired as Forestry Director of Tilhill after a very distinguished career spanning more than four decades.  As he says in his LinkedIn profile: “I have been in forestry for longer than it takes a Sitka spruce tree to mature but not as long as an Oak tree.”

John Paterson is another hugely experienced forester who has worked with 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.

Stuart Glen 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.”

Scotland’s Finest Woods Board is currently chaired by Guy Watt, supported by fellow Trustees Wilma Harper, Sir Patrick Hunter Blair, Peter Whitfield and Malcolm Young.  Angela Douglas is also a Trustee, but has decided to stand down after eight years in the role of Executive Director – with applications for her successor open until May 2nd. Details here