Scots Pine

The Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris, (Guibhas in Gaelic) was declared Scotland’s national tree after a nation-wide consultation in 2014. There is a slight irony that it is a species common to most European countries from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean, but then most of these nations do call it the ‘Scottish Pine’ so perhaps we can legitimately claim it. …

BFT and Tim Stead

As the Tim Stead Trust continue their campaign to raise money to  to acquire The Steading, along with the large archive of Tim Stead’s other works, we asked Pip Tabor to explain the link between BFT and Tim Stead. Way back in the early 1980s, before the birth of Borders Forest Trust in 1996, the prime movers and shakers in …