Scottish Woodlands

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

Utilities: Railways

Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a Management owned firm specialising in forestry management and timber harvesting, vegetation management solutions and fencing services. The Company has 18 offices throughout the UK, and dedicated Utilities Depot in Perth in central Scotland and the Muir of Ord in the North of Scotland.

One of the Unimog Fleet in the Depot, with the Flail attachment shown. Other Unimogs can be seen under cover in the background. The fleet have crane attachments, chip boxes and mounted chippers

Scottish Woodlands operate under an Integrated Management System and are accredited to ISO 9001 & 14001 and OHSAS 18001 by SGS which is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and international certification company.

The Utilities Division are a verified supplier and qualified by audit by Achilles RISQS & UVDB, we are a registered supplier of Achilles Power & Tech and we hold a Principal Contractors License for the On-Track-Plant. We have a dedicated compliance support team led by Head of Compliance Iain Calvert and team members Audit Manager Rona Higgins and SEQ Auditor Morven Wilson. All of the team are IOSH members are registered with IRCA and certified in Lead Auditor Training, NEBOSH General Certificate and working towards their NEBOSH PG Diploma.

Railway line showing foliage cleared from both sides

Our Railway Division have 2 Unimogs for undertaking de-vegetation works, our On-Track-Plant are complete with mounted chippers and chip boxes and can carry out a variety of tasks including chipping of woody shrub debris, transporting of vegetation arising’s, and delivering materials to remote locations. We have up to 80 PTS trained operatives who are skilled and competent in chainsaw, strimming and weed killing operations, and trackside fencing with security fencing, post and rail, and post and wire. We also undertake graffiti removal; leaf blowing; litter removal and minor civils works, e.g. repointing, hard and soft landscaping and drainage works. We have experience in providing a one-stop service for vegetation management, from site survey, GIS mapping, management proposals, and period contracts for re-visiting sites and carrying out herbicide spraying and inspection services.

We have completed a number of access step improvement/replacement works. The walking surfaces can have anti-slip material added, and the handrails, where timber, are chamfered and sanded.

With Railway Managers based in Perth and the Muir of Ord we can offer a Scotland-wide service. We have many years’ experience of lineside fencing in both rural and urban locations, and have trained several personnel in CAT scanning for buried services.

We want to be recommended for the quality of our work. Even on small works, attention to detail, safety considerations, and a tidy finish are paramount - as in the crossing gates shown.

We also build and refurb access steps in both metal and timber, with anti-slip surfaces built into the designs. Our level crossing maintenance team has been busy over the past year carrying out white-lining and box-marking operations, as well as fence renewal with timber and also powder-coated palisade sections.