New Trustees for BFT

Two new Trustees were elected at the 2012 BFT AGM on the 19th July and we’re pleased to welcome Steve Sloan and Martin Tilstone on board. Mike Baker and Jim Knight were re-elected having already served one term and two Trustees, Rose Clarkson and John Hunt, resigned having served two terms. BFT would like to thank Rose and John for …

New Director for BFT

Borders Forest Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Jane Rosegrant, who will take up her post on 12th June. Jane lives at Walkerburn near Innerleithen and is currently Regional Director with Voluntary Service Overseas responsible for various countries in the Far East and has also worked abroad for VSO.  Before that she was Programme Manager …

1000 copies of the Carrifran Wildwood Story sold!

The 1000th copy of the Carrifran Wildwood Story has been sold – a fantastic measure of the book and the project’s success. Written by Myrtle and Philip Ashmole with members of the Wildwood group and a foreword by Professor Aubrey Manning OBE, the book celebrates ten years of the the Carrifran Wildwood project and has received rave reviews. Supported by …

New Site Manager at Corehead Farm

BFT is pleased to announce that Phil Roe has started work as Corehead Farm Site Manager. Phil has recently worked as a ranger for Bury Council and as a woodland creation champion for the Woodland Trust. As well as his work on UK soil, Phil has  worked on rural projects in India and says he is looking forward to “the …

BFT appearing on Landward

BFT was interviewed by Dougie Vipond recently for BBC Scotland’s Landward programme as part of a feature on the sustainable use of hardwood timber. Our next door neighbours, Real Wood Studios, were the focus of the feature which was broadcast on BBC2 Scotland on Friday 21st October at 7pm. The programme is repeated on Weds 26th Oct at 2pm and …

Tree Hugging Week raises over £1000!

On 19th September the BFT team was at Morebattle Primary School for the launch of Tree Hugging Week. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the local community and several hundred tree huggers were out in force at woodlands across the Borders. The idea came from our Office Manager Sarah as part of our 15th Anniversary fundraising appeal to hold the first-ever Borders …

BFT Candles on sale now!

We’re really pleased to have received our first batch of hand-made BFT candles, available to buy in the online Shop. We’ve named them “Woodland Dawn” because of the mix of spruce, pine, fern and berry scents and because they made us think of a morning walk in the woods. They’re made for us by a local company, Borders Aromatics, who …

BFT signs up to JustTextGiving

Borders Forest Trust has signed up to JustTextGiving by Vodaphone, a new service which allows people to make donations to charity by text. It’s easy to do and all donations are very much appreciated! Text BFTR10 £2 / £5 / £10 etc to 70070 eg BFTR10 £5 Your support helps us to keep on protecting woodlands and other natural habitats …

More good reviews for The Carrifran Wildwood Story

The Carrifran Wildwood Story by Myrtle and Philip Ashmole and members of the Wildwood Group is continuing to receive rave reviews. Recent write-ups include: “What is doubly inspirational is the huge voluntary effort that has gone into all aspects of the project and which is so faithfully recorded in this book. It is a wonderful read for any one with …