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Over twenty years of management experience in different business areas make us your expert forestry partner in all woodland types and projects.

Craig Dinwoodie

Owner of Watston Forestry Ltd


Professional development:

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

  • Woodland Creation
  • Woodland management
  • Urban woodlands
  • Environmental Impact Assessments

Peter Mitchell

Consultant Forester


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.

Contact and Appointments

Watston Forestry Ltd
Springfield House

Laurelhill Business Park



Tel: +44 1786 406361





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