Scottish Woodlands has been gradually developing capacity in the utility field since the 1980s. Many of the services such as fencing and vegetation control are natural evolutions from forestry, with a skilled workforce keen to develop new areas of work.
The Perth Utilities Depot was established as a truly specialist centre in 2005, when the activities were focussed solely on utilities business. The Depot underwent a major redevelopment and a workshop and store was added to service the Unimog Road-Rail Vehicle fleet and other plant and equipment.
The services now available from the Depot now include:
- Railway fencing, vegetation control and related minor civils operations
- Vegetation control for Electricity distribution networks
- Landscape and minor civils maintenance for offices, factories and specialist facilities, e.g. sub-stations
- Tree Surveys and reports, arboriculture and tree-work arisings aftercare