Over twenty years of management experience in different business areas make us your expert forestry partner in all woodland types and projects.
Owner of Watston Forestry Ltd
1989 to 1991
Studied Forestry at the Barony College at Dumfries
1991 - 1995
Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (Newton Rigg) with BSc (hons) in Forestry
1995 - 2005
Employed by fountains plc, Undertaking all aspects of commercial forestry management from woodland establishment through to thinning and clearfell. Also undertook several large scale contracts for Utility companies including Scottish Power and Network Rail primarliy focused on tree management.
2005 - 2012
Employed by Forestry Commission Scotland within Central Scotland Conservancy, undertaking all aspects of grant management including the delivery of the Woodland Grant Scheme, Scottish Forestry Grant Scheme, Scottish Rural Development Contracts and the Woodlands in and Around Towns initiative.
2012 - 2013
Employed by SAC Consulting (part of SRUC) as a consultant forester, covering mid to south scotland and delivering all forestry related projects for landowners.
Areas of expertise
Peter has workedin the forest industry since 1998. Initially self employed Peter gained a position with Forestry Commission Scotland and has held posts across scotland gaining vaulable forest management experience. Lattery working as a forester in the Scottish Lowlands forest District.
Peter Joined Watston Forestry Ltd in March 2016 and has quickly settled into his new role of advising landowners about woodland creation or woodland management.
Qualified to Higher National Diploma from the national school of Forestry - Newton Rigg. In addition Peter is proficient with GIS systems and the current Forestry Grant Scheme.