New Forest Ranger for Forest Enterprise Scotland

Forest Enterprise Scotland has appointed Alistair Whyte as the new East Beat Forester for Scottish Lowlands Forest District.
Alistair will look after a number of woodlands, including Lord Ancrum’s Wood at Newbattle and Callendar Wood in Falkirk. Alistair is responsible for maintaining the woodlands and working with the local community to encourage visitors through a range of events and activities. 
Alistair said: “I am really enjoying my new role as a Beat Forester.  My favourite day so far has been getting out and about with the team and seeing the range of forests and projects that are going on.  I am looking forward to getting to know the local communities that live in the areas new the woodlands and working with them to create some terrific activities.”
Alistair brings a wealth of knowledge to the role following his previous roles at Scottish Natural Heritage and Wildlife Trust where he was the Project Coordinator and Nature Reserves Manager. 
Alistair continues: “I’ve always been interested in nature and the outdoors, we’re lucky to enjoy such vast amounts of green space in Scotland.  I hope I can encourage more people to get outdoors, get active and enjoy the woodlands in their area.”
To find out more about the woods Alistair is managing and other Forest Enterprise Scotland woodlands visit:

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.