Scottish Woodlands

Scottish Woodlands Ltd - the United Kingdom's leading Forest Management Company

About Scottish Woodlands

Ralland Browne - Managing Director, Scottish Woodlands Ltd

Ralland Browne,
Managing Director

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading Forestry Management Company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Originally established as a cooperative our history can be traced back over 75 years. The current company has grown and developed significantly in the last two decades to become a major player in the British forestry and timber industry, delivering over 1,000,000 tonnes of timber per annum into UK sawmillers, and planting in excess of 25% of private sector new woodland expansion.

The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. We like to offer a level of service to each client which is both flexible and personal. The enthusiasm of the staff is backed by an integrated management system accredited to ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001. Safety is our number one priority across all of our operational business streams, and we have invested in training of all senior staff so they not only understand their personal responsibilities, but can engage skilled, competent contractors, and deliver best-practice solutions using safe systems of work.

The future for the Company over the next decade will comprise, amongst other initiatives, harnessing the challenges of climate change, energy requirements, and delivering for the needs of industry. We were the first national commercial enterprise to establish and run a group certification scheme ratified to UKWAS principles for our clients so that we can deliver timber to the market with a credible eco-label and a secure chain of custody. We aim to be at the forefront of the renewable-energy revolution.

UK and Scottish forestry has come of age as truly the defining business for a sustainable environment. It can deliver a wide range of benefits to clients, investors and society. Our company is well placed to take advantage of these opportunities and the Board of Directors will ensure that the resources, organisational strength and drive are made available to achieve these aims.