Owen Patterson Walker started this week as the Forestry Assistant. He will be joined at the end of July by Ben Robinson, our new Forester.

Owen was born and went to school on Bute. He has since worked on a number of estates across Scotland as a gamekeeper before returning to Bute a few months ago.

Owen will be learning to fell trees, milling Bute Forest timber, constructing timber products to commission on the island and carrying out conservation and maintenance work.